"Altogether, "Creating a Role is a brilliant little treatise, and a careful reading is worth several lessons in almost any English acting academy."
-Charles Marowitz, "The Observer
"The pattern of disciplined development of character is examined, from the actor's viewpoint, in three widely contrasting plays. For the actor in need of nourishment for his gifts and guidance for his enthusiasm, this book is immeasurably important; for anyone with an interest in theatre it is terrific entertainment."
"We are lucky to have a third Stanislavski book that explains the rudiments of acting. "Creating a Role is a workshop manual. It tells an actor how to work."
"For the actor in need of nourishment of his gifts and guidance for his enthusiasms, this book is immeasurably important; for anyone with an interest in the theatre it is terrific entertainment."
-Paul Scofield, "The Sunday Times
"This newest and possibly best segment...focuses its attention upon the actual work of the actor in preparing specific characterizations from specific plays...A masterful job...Immensely stimulating reading--a valuable, a welcome addition."
-James Gousseff, "Players
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About the Author
Constantin Stanislavski died in 1938 and is the most influential person in actor training to date. As co-founder of the Moscow Art Theatre, he developed his theories of acting. Elizabeth Reynold Hapgood (Translator) - An editor and translator and Head of the Russian Department at Columbia University worked with Stanislavski before he died.