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What do I Want?

John Gillett

John Gillett trained in one of the first Stanislavski-based schools in London, the Actors Workshop. He has worked as an actor for thirty-four years, and as an acting teacher and director for over twenty-five of those. As a director and teacher, Gillett has worked for the Actors Centre, East 15, Mountview, Rose Bruford College, Italia Conti, and Arts Educational. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Acting Stanislavski : A practical guide to Stanislavski’s approach and legacy

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2014

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... How important is it to fulfil your objective – a matter of life and death, or not very important at all? John Proctor, in Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, has to convincethe Salem judges that his wife, Elizabeth, is innocent of the witchcraft...

Refining the Role

John Gillett

John Gillett trained in one of the first Stanislavski-based schools in London, the Actors Workshop. He has worked as an actor for thirty-four years, and as an acting teacher and director for over twenty-five of those. As a director and teacher, Gillett has worked for the Actors Centre, East 15, Mountview, Rose Bruford College, Italia Conti, and Arts Educational. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Acting Stanislavski : A practical guide to Stanislavski’s approach and legacy

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2014

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...‘Art is search, not final form’ ‘The process of creating a performance is not like laying bricks but more like giving birth: all the elements have to work organically’ In the work on the role so far we have placed...

Meeting the Character

John Gillett

John Gillett trained in one of the first Stanislavski-based schools in London, the Actors Workshop. He has worked as an actor for thirty-four years, and as an acting teacher and director for over twenty-five of those. As a director and teacher, Gillett has worked for the Actors Centre, East 15, Mountview, Rose Bruford College, Italia Conti, and Arts Educational. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Acting Stanislavski : A practical guide to Stanislavski’s approach and legacy

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2014

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... you connect. For example, Elizabeth may love and respect John, her husband, but he was unfaithful with Abigail about seven months before the start of the play, which bred mistrust, resentment and a cold distance on her part,...

Working Together

John Gillett

John Gillett trained in one of the first Stanislavski-based schools in London, the Actors Workshop. He has worked as an actor for thirty-four years, and as an acting teacher and director for over twenty-five of those. As a director and teacher, Gillett has worked for the Actors Centre, East 15, Mountview, Rose Bruford College, Italia Conti, and Arts Educational. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Acting Stanislavski : A practical guide to Stanislavski’s approach and legacy

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2014

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...‘Collective creative effort is the root of our kind of art. That requires ensemble acting’ Actors don’t work alone. The painter or sculptor can disappear to create solitarily for days. Pianists can play concert performances...

Acting with Others

John Gillett

John Gillett trained in one of the first Stanislavski-based schools in London, the Actors Workshop. He has worked as an actor for thirty-four years, and as an acting teacher and director for over twenty-five of those. As a director and teacher, Gillett has worked for the Actors Centre, East 15, Mountview, Rose Bruford College, Italia Conti, and Arts Educational. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Acting Stanislavski : A practical guide to Stanislavski’s approach and legacy

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2014

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... partnership (see Chapter 2 of Voice into Acting: Integrating Voice and the Stanislavski Approach, Christina Gutekunst and John Gillett). Speaking for effect. Equally, if you try to say the lines...

Imagining the Action

John Gillett

John Gillett trained in one of the first Stanislavski-based schools in London, the Actors Workshop. He has worked as an actor for thirty-four years, and as an acting teacher and director for over twenty-five of those. As a director and teacher, Gillett has worked for the Actors Centre, East 15, Mountview, Rose Bruford College, Italia Conti, and Arts Educational. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Acting Stanislavski : A practical guide to Stanislavski’s approach and legacy

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2014

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... The character is unlikely to be completely formed and Chekhov suggests we prompt it by asking questions. I might see John Proctor returning from a long day’s work out in the fields before his entrance in Act 2 of Miller’s The Crucible, and prompt him...

Embodiment – Physical Expression of the Character

John Gillett

John Gillett trained in one of the first Stanislavski-based schools in London, the Actors Workshop. He has worked as an actor for thirty-four years, and as an acting teacher and director for over twenty-five of those. As a director and teacher, Gillett has worked for the Actors Centre, East 15, Mountview, Rose Bruford College, Italia Conti, and Arts Educational. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Acting Stanislavski : A practical guide to Stanislavski’s approach and legacy

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2014

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...‘Without an external form neither your inner characterisation nor the spirit of your image will reach the public’ Once the work on the text, the action and the inner life of the character are under way, then the physical embodiment...

The Character

John Gillett

John Gillett trained in one of the first Stanislavski-based schools in London, the Actors Workshop. He has worked as an actor for thirty-four years, and as an acting teacher and director for over twenty-five of those. As a director and teacher, Gillett has worked for the Actors Centre, East 15, Mountview, Rose Bruford College, Italia Conti, and Arts Educational. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Acting Stanislavski : A practical guide to Stanislavski’s approach and legacy

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2014

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... and Claudius in Hamlet. Similarly, the sensibilities and aspirations of John Proctorin The Crucible are affected by a small world of European settlers in North America, both repressive and yearning for greater social freedom. In Measure...

Atmosphere

John Gillett

John Gillett trained in one of the first Stanislavski-based schools in London, the Actors Workshop. He has worked as an actor for thirty-four years, and as an acting teacher and director for over twenty-five of those. As a director and teacher, Gillett has worked for the Actors Centre, East 15, Mountview, Rose Bruford College, Italia Conti, and Arts Educational. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Acting Stanislavski : A practical guide to Stanislavski’s approach and legacy

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2014

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...‘The atmosphere inspires the actor. It unites the audience with the actor as well as the actors with one another’ As stated in the last chapter, Chekhov saw atmosphere and individual feelings as the heart or soul of a production...

Acting Ethics

John Gillett

John Gillett trained in one of the first Stanislavski-based schools in London, the Actors Workshop. He has worked as an actor for thirty-four years, and as an acting teacher and director for over twenty-five of those. As a director and teacher, Gillett has worked for the Actors Centre, East 15, Mountview, Rose Bruford College, Italia Conti, and Arts Educational. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Acting Stanislavski : A practical guide to Stanislavski’s approach and legacy

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2014

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...‘Love the art in yourself, not yourself in art’ Actors are not respected like opera singers, ballet dancers, musicians, painters or photographers. Whereas all these are assumed to have skill and dedication, the actor is more likely...