By Rosemary Malague
'Every day, hundreds of thousands of girls 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 fairly little feminist attention has been given to the adventure of the coed actress: What occurs to girls in technique actor training?'
An Actress Prepares is the 1st booklet to interrogate process performing from a in particular feminist viewpoint. Rose Malague addresses "the strategy" not just with much-needed serious distance, but in addition the the most important insider's view of a expert actor. Case studies examine the preeminent American lecturers who popularized and remodeled parts of Stanislavsky’s approach in the U.S.—Strasberg, Adler, Meisner, and Hagen— through examining and evaluating their comparable yet highly various approaches.
This publication confronts the sexism that also exists in actor education and exposes the gender biases embedded in the procedure itself. Its in-depth exam of those Stanislavskian techniques seeks to reclaim approach performing from its patriarchal practices and to empower girls who act.
'I've been awaiting an individual to write down this publication for years: a thorough-going research and reconsideration of yank methods to Stanislavsky from a feminist viewpoint ... vigorous, clever, and engaging.' – Phillip Zarrilli, collage of Exeter
'Theatre humans of any gender can be reworked via Rose Malague’s eye-opening learn An Actress Prepares... This publication might be helpful to all students and practitioners decided to make gender fairness important to how they hone their craft and their thinking.' – Jill Dolan, Princeton University
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