|Author:||Konstantin Stanislavski, Elizabeth Reynolds Hapgood|
|Series||The Acting Books #1|
|Published:||2008 by Methuen Drama (first published 1938)|
An Actor Prepares by Konstantin Stanislavski is the most famous acting training book ever to have been written and has inspired generations of actors and trainers. Presented in the established translation by Elizabeth Reynolds Hapgood who worked alongside the author, Stanislavski's first volume remains as vital today as when it appeared. A classic text for every actor's library. Written as a drama class, An Actor Prepares deals with the inward preparation an actor must undergo in order to explore a role to the full. Stanislavski writes with imagination,n passion and inspiration, introducing the concepts of the 'magic if', units and objectives, emotion memory, the super-objective and many more now famous rehearsal aids for actors.