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Author Levin, Irina.

Title Working on the play and the role : the Stanislavsky method for analyzing the characters in a drama / Irina and Igor Levin
Published Chicago : Ivan R. Dee, [1992]


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 MELB  792.028 Lev/Wot  AVAILABLE
 MELB  792.028 Lev/Wot  AVAILABLE
Description 186 pages ; 23 cm
Contents Analyzing a play -- Analysis of The cherry orchard -- The superobjective of the character
Summary "In order to create a living character on the stage, the actor needs more than masterful technique. He must work on the play in a way that will enable him to understand the meaning of each of the roles in it, and the nature of the relations between these roles. Stanislavsky developed his method of working on the play and the role over many years, but because it was constantly being modified and improved, only fragments of the method were ever recorded. Now Irina and Igor Levin have systematized the method, clearly setting forth its principles and demonstrating precisely how they are put to use. Using the complete text of Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard and breaking it into individual "events," they take the reader through each situation in the play, exploring the motivations and feelings of the characters. The reader emerges with a fine understanding of the play and its roles, and with a method that can be used successfully to analyze any drama."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 183-184) and index
Notes Also issued online
Subject Chekhov, Anton Pavlovich, 1860-1904 -- Characters.
Chekhov, Anton Pavlovich, 1860-1904. VishnevyÄ- sad
Chekhov, Anton Pavlovich, 1860-1904. Vishnevyĭ sad.
Chekhov, Anton Pavlovich, 1860-1904 -- Characters.
Characters and characteristics in literature.
Method acting.
Author Levin, Igor.
LC no. 92003054
ISBN 0929587936 (paperback: acid-free paper)
0929587944 (acid-free paper)