Building A Character

Building A Character

Book - 1949
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Building a Character is one of the three volumes that make up Stanislavski¿s The Acting Trilogy.

An Actor Prepares explores the inner preparation an actor must undergo in order to explore a role to the full. In this volume, Sir John Gielgud said, this great director ¿found time to explain a thousand things that have always troubled actors and fascinated students.¿

Building a Character discusses the external techniques of acting: the use of the body, movement, diction, singing, expression, and control.

Creating a Role describes the preparation that precedes actual performance, with extensive discussions of Gogol¿s The Inspector General and Shakespeare¿s Othello. Sir Paul Scofield called Creating a Role ¿immeasurably important¿ for the actor.

These three volumes belong on any actor¿s short shelf of essential books.

Publisher: New York : Routledge, c1949.
ISBN: 9780878309825
Branch Call Number: 792.028 Sta 3701ma 1
Characteristics: 299 pages


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