Routledge Performance Practitioners is a series of introductory guides to the key theatre-makers of the last century. Each volume explains the background to and the work of one of the major influences on twentieth- and twenty-first century performance.
These compact, well-illustrated and clearly written books will unravel the contribution of modern theatre''s most charismatic innovators. This is the first book to combine: *an overview of Stanislavsky''s life history
*an assessment of his widely read text, An Actor Prepares
*detailed commentary of the key 1998 production of The Seagull
*an indispensable set of practical exercises for actors, teachers and directors.
As a first step towards critical understanding, and as an initial exploration before going on to further, primary research, Routledge Performance Practitioners are unbeatable value for today''s student.