PREFACE. To me Stella Adler is much more than a teacher of acting. Through her work she imparts the most valuable kind of information — how to discover the . Editorial Reviews. From Library Journal. This second collection of Adler's papers precedes the material found in the previous collection (Stella Adler on Ibsen. The Art of Acting book. Read 40 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Stella Adler was one of the 20th Century's greatest figures. She.
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from Stella Adler, "The Art of Acting (The Actor's Needs)," meteolille.info suggests studying a technique of acting In a studio before entering the theatrical. Discover ideas about Acting Exercises. February Stella Adler - The Art of Acting: preface by Marlon Brando compiled & edited by Howard Kissel by [Kissel, . Stella Adler was one of the 20th Century's greatest figures. She is arguably the most important teacher of acting in American history. Over her long career, both in.
Olivier could stand on his head and still not be you. Only you can be you. What a privilege! Nobody can reach what you can if you do it.
So do it. We need your best, your voice, your body. We don't need you to imitate anybody, because that would be second best. And second best is no better than your worst. Feb 22, Nick rated it it was amazing.
This book is like a bible for any actor, whether they be professional or a hobbyist. A lot of what Adler gives as examples for physical or mental practice of character building is old-school. So you simply translate it into a modern situation sounds obvious I know, but some examples; given the times she lived in, made me laugh. For me personally it was full of such valuable information I did something I usually never do with a new book; I highlighted large portions.
I definitely recommend and w This book is like a bible for any actor, whether they be professional or a hobbyist. I definitely recommend and would read it again. Dec 28, Sai rated it it was amazing. This book provokes emotion.
That's the best way I can describe it. Its primary audience is beginner students of acting at Ms. Adler's studio, and the book is structured into 22 classes with a mixture of verbatim and paraphrased quotes by Stella Adler as she conducts her class. However, I thought that the book is pretty approachable for people who might not have anything to do with acting as well and makes for a pretty stirring self-help book.
Her commentary about human behaviour is brutally perc This book provokes emotion. Her commentary about human behaviour is brutally perceptive, and it left me with lots to think about as I progressed through the book. This is a practical technique that is easy to digest, easy to explain, but like with any craft, will take a lot of time and preparation to master.
The last couple of chapters were a bit more meandering and not as helpful as the rest of the book. I also would have made the Afterword the Foreword. Nov 08, Danny rated it really liked it.
The book is not a formal read by any means. One has to remind oneself this is a book made by lectures, speeches, manuscripts, and audio recordings. The book is a good read for those who want to do theatre as a hobby or as a career. It offers advice on how to act truthfully on stage or on tv or on film for that matter.
Oct 22, Justin Eppley rated it it was ok. Dramatically over the top narrative style makes it inaccessible to individuals who are not dramatically over the top. Apr 25, Lisha Hackney rated it it was amazing. Great read! Jul 01, Tslyklu rated it it was amazing Shelves: Her acting theory is basically grounded in discriminating details about your situation and recognizing the social significance of those details so that you can elevate the piece.
Also her acting theory is for realism, and she believes that the only way to act realism is to play the poetry, so elevation is huge for her-- but only if it comes from understanding of your responsibility.
Her classroom was in the New York City Center and she sat on a throne. Along with her lectures she usually had stud Her acting theory is basically grounded in discriminating details about your situation and recognizing the social significance of those details so that you can elevate the piece. Along with her lectures she usually had students read "The Prophet" by Kahlil Gibran and "Letters to a Young Poet" by Rilke, which are very mystical but clarify a lot of what she bases her assertions on, and I think well worth reading on their own.
Don't feel it's your destiny to be more refuse: Free yourself! You must feel you're worthy of bigger-than-life ideas. You must have a nobility of mind, a sense of your own power. You wear a crown, not a baseball cap. No one ever disposes of a crown. Feb 06, Joshua Blair rated it it was ok. Not the best book on acting. Stella puts undue emphasis on given circumstances at the expense of a personal, emotional involvement from the actor. Stanislavsky, the father of The Method, had a broader and more accurate view of the actor's role than Stella would lead one to believe.
She is, in many ways, the anti-Strasberg, and the unnecessary rift between the two has led to an unhelpful pendulum swing between "sense memory" and "given circumstances. Jun 26, Eve rated it liked it. A compendium of Stella Adler's lectures in the 's at her acting studio comprising her philosophy on acting and living. Stella was one of the few Americans to actually have studied with the great Stanislavski in Paris and that in and of itself gave her more authority than many who claimed to teach his so called "method" i.
Strasberg to speak about it to her students. Adler and her one time husband , Harold Clurman Founder of the Group Theater were what might be considered the pionee A compendium of Stella Adler's lectures in the 's at her acting studio comprising her philosophy on acting and living. Stella also credits her father, the renowned actor of the Yiddish theater, Jacob Adler, at whose knee she learned the most important technique, always be observing.
Any acting student should be familiar with Stella Adler, as should anyone interested in the history of the American theater. Apr 29, WriteKnight rated it it was amazing Shelves: I found the style and conversational way in which the book is written refreshing and insightful. She expresses her thoughts in frank, straightforward manner and with dogged practicality.
From my experiences as 5. From my experiences as an actor, there is so much actor realtalk and delicious bon mots. A book every actor should at least read, if not make a staple of their bookshelf as a refresher of the biz. Jan 20, Alterego rated it liked it Shelves: It's a fine book.
I liked Meisner on acting better because it offers ready techniques instead of philosophy,it's definitely a much more informative book than Stella's book.
However you can take a great deal from this book as well. Acting is about actions,it's actions which give rise to emotion s,both in the performer and the audience,is what one can take away from the book.
Can be read once again d It's a fine book. Can be read once again definitely at a later date. I read it twice till now. Aug 03, Sonya rated it it was amazing. It's frank, it's brutal, it's honest. Stella doesn't hold back and reasonably so. It's not meant to be read as your typical narrative. These are essentially notes of Adler's class lectures and activities — shedding light on her system of teaching as well as her teachings themselves.
It's a mere introduction into her world and a documentation of the necessary steps taken to become a true actor. Excellent read, and absolutely well worth it. Apr 19, Lindsay Marie rated it liked it.
Some good techniques and some interesting things are said. Overall, I find this book a little too preachy for my taste and only seeming to reference other actors in her family or that she has taught which comes off a little too bias.
There are a number of grammatical and punctuation errors, it got to be sport spotting the errors on each page. Sep 15, Juliet Fevang rated it really liked it Shelves: Interesting and full of good ideas, but muddled and difficult to understand. It's clear what Stella wants, just not how she wants you to accomplish it most of the time.
Not for the novice actor looking for advice, in that case I recommend Larry Moss's brilliant "The Intent to Live", but still a good book that should be read by any serious actor at some point.
Aug 23, Aly Zhang rated it it was amazing. One of the best acting 'manuals' I've read! No longer do I feel embarrassed or ashamed of aspiring to be an actor.
She thrusts poetry, history, dreams and the reflection of the world itself into acting, and I am utterly, completely inspired. Mar 03, Benny Oyama rated it it was amazing. Great book! Stella is a great teacher. I highly reccomend this for any actor that wants to bring acting into the body, or anyone that wants to understand the mind of a great actor.
Stella, like any integral thinker, advocates understanding emotions and action. Aug 15, Aman Gill rated it really liked it. This One of the greates books of Acting!!! Apr 04, Denis rated it really liked it. A MUST read for actors! Jun 29, Eric Levy rated it it was amazing. Excellent book! Highly recommended! May 15, Laura Torres Salazar rated it it was amazing. I love it! It is a good strarting point for those interested in acting.
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