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A practical, hands-on guide to Stanislavsky’s famous ‘system’ and to his later rehearsal processes – for actors, directors, teachers and students. The Complete Stanislavsky Toolkit collects together for the first time the terms and ideas developed by Stanislavsky throughout his career. It is organized into three sections: Actor-Training, Rehearsal Processes and Performance Practices. Key terms are explained and defined as they naturally occur in this process. They are illustrated with examples from both his own work and that of other practitioners. Each stage of the process is then explored with sequences of practical exercises designed to help today’s actors and students become thoroughly familiar with the tools in Stanislavsky’s toolkit.
“The ultimate ‘all in one’ panacea for drama teachers struggling to make Stanislavsky’s teachings understandable for students.”
“Erudite but very accessible… a brilliantly researched study”
“A great achievement… a serious, no-nonsense interpretation of Stanislavsky’s thinking written by an actor-teacher with considerable experience… I shall be going back to this Toolkit again and again.”