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Creating a Role (Performance Books) (Spanish) Paperback – 14 Mar 2008


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"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."
-Paul Scotfield
"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."
-Brooks Atkinson
"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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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.

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THE PREPARATORY WORK on a role can be divided into three great periods: studying it; establishing the life of the role; putting it into physical form. Read the first page
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One Of The BEST! 26 Mar. 2000
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This book shocked me. In buying it I had envisioned receiving an "okay" book. I was so wrong. This book is incredible. I found myself highlighting/making notes/and never letting the book close. This book helps the actor who really, really needs help. It sounds odd, but this book can make you an incredible actor. True, it can't start you in Hollywood! However it provides insight on how to be a great actor, no matter if Hollywood becons. Buy the book, you won't be disappointed! I promise
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Good 26 Jun. 2004
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There is nothing "simple" about acting & this wordy, detailed book will prove it. Though written in so much deep detail that it can be off-putting to some, if you are serious about acting you will learn so much necessary skill from this book.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Completes Stanislavski's classic series 21 Oct. 2005
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This is another "must-read" for actors. This is the third and final book in his classic trilogy, and shows how to apply the techniques in his first and second book to creating a role. Very practical; this trilogy completely transformed my acting almost overnight. You do not need to have an instuctor to show you how to use this technique; much of it you can do on your own. Strongly recommended.
A great source of information. 19 Nov. 2013
By Wendy Anne Gibbins-Lekkou - Published on Amazon.com
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I find this book a great source of information and the information given is clear, to follow. It gives in-depth guidelines to creating a role.
Impressive 29 Mar. 2013
By Sandra Firth - Published on Amazon.com
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The book arrived on time and in perfect condition. This is an old core book on acting which after all this time is still used.
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