An Actress Prepares: Women and "the Method" by Rosemary Malague PDF

By Rosemary Malague

ISBN-10: 0415681561

ISBN-13: 9780415681568

ISBN-10: 041568157X

ISBN-13: 9780415681575

'Every day, hundreds of thousands of ladies input performing sessions the place such a lot of them will obtain a few version at the Stanislavsky-based education that has now been taught within the U.S. for almost 90 years. but particularly little feminist attention has been given to the event of the scholar actress: What occurs to girls in procedure actor training?'

An Actress Prepares is the 1st e-book to interrogate procedure performing from a particularly feminist point of view. Rose Malague addresses "the technique" not just with much-needed severe distance, but in addition the an important insider's view of a educated actor. Case studies examine the preeminent American academics who popularized and remodeled parts of Stanislavsky’s process in the U.S.—Strasberg, Adler, Meisner, and Hagen— via interpreting and evaluating their comparable yet rather assorted approaches.

This ebook confronts the sexism that also exists in actor education and exposes the gender biases embedded in the process itself. Its in-depth exam of those Stanislavskian techniques seeks to reclaim procedure performing from its patriarchal practices and to empower girls who act.


'I've been awaiting anyone to jot down this e-book for years: a thorough-going research and reconsideration of yankee techniques to Stanislavsky from a feminist standpoint ... energetic, clever, and engaging.' – Phillip Zarrilli, college of Exeter

'Theatre humans of any gender can be remodeled through Rose Malague’s eye-opening research An Actress Prepares... This ebook could be worthy to all students and practitioners made up our minds to make gender fairness imperative to how they hone their craft and their thinking.' – Jill Dolan, Princeton University

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