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Stanislavsky in the world: the system and its transformations across continents

Stanislavsky in the world: the system and its transformations across continents

Pitches, Jonathan, 1968- editor; Aquilina, Stefan, editor

Stanislavsky in the World is an ambitious and ground-breaking work charting a fascinating story of the global dissemination and transformation of Stanislavsky's practices. Case studies written by local experts, historians and practitioners are brought together to introduce the reader to new routes of Stanislavskian transmission across the continents of Europe, Asia, Africa, Australasia and South (Latin) America. Such a diverse set of stories moves radically beyond linear understandings of transmission to embrace questions of transformation, translation, hybridisation, appropriation and resistance. This important work not only makes a significant contribution to Stanislavsky studies but also to recent research on theatre and interculturalism, theatre and globalisation, theatre and (post)colonialism and to the wider critical turn in performer training historiographies. This is a unique examination of Stanislavsky's work presenting a richly diverse range of examples and an international perspective on Stanislavsky's impact that has never been attempted before

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Published London, UK: Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2017
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Statement of responsibility: edited by Jonathan Pitches and Stefan Aquilina
ISBN: 1472587901, 9781472587909
Note: Formerly CIP.
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: xiii, 461 pages : illustrations, maps
Subject: Individual actors & performers; Plays, playscripts; Stanislavsky, Konstantin, 1863-1938 Criticism and interpretation.; Performing Arts; Method acting History.; Theatre studies
Reproduction: Electronic reproduction. Askews and Holts. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Other formats: Also available in printed form ISBN 9781472587879

Contents

  1. Contents
  2. Acknowledgements
  3. Notes on transliteration
  4. Figures
  5. INTRODUCTIONS AND CONTEXT 1 AND
  6. 'Well-trodden Paths: US, UK, Russian and Soviet Perspectives on Stanislavsky's Transmission' by Stefan Aquilina
  7. 'A System for all Nations? Stanislavsky in the World' by Jonathan Pitches
  8. PART 1: EUROPE
  9. Introduction by Stefan Aquilina
  10. 'Three Periods of Stanislavsky in Italy' by Franco Ruffini
  11. 'Stanislavsky and French Theatre: Selected Affinities' by Marie-Christine Autant-Mathieu
  12. 'Between Nationalism and Ideology: Stanislavsky in Lithuania' by Ina Pukelyte
  13. 'An Amateur Processing of the System: Stanislavsky in Malta' by Stefan Aquilina
  14. 'Moments of Transition: Stanislavsky in Greece' by Maria Gaitanidi
  15. PART 2: CHINA AND JAPAN
  16. Introduction by Jonathan Pitches
  17. 'Towards a Chinese School of Performance and Directing: Jiao Juyin' by Siyuan Liu
  18. 'Stanislavsky with Chinese Characteristics: How the System was introduced into China' by Jonathan Pitches and Ruru Li
  19. 'A Producer's Perspective: Stanislavsky in Contemporary Japan' by Kaori Nakayama
  20. PART 3: LATIN AMERICA
  21. Introduction by Stefan Aquilina
  22. 'Stanislavsky in Brazil: Territories and Frontiers' by Arlete Cavaliere
  23. 'Stanislavsky's Legacy in Cuba' by Yana Elsa Brugal
  24. 'A Teacher's Perspective: Stanislavsky at the Escuela de Teatro de Buenos Aires in Argentina' by Raul Serrano
  25. PART 4: AFRICA
  26. Introduction by Stefan Aquilina
  27. 'Stanislavsky in Nigeria: Convergences and Counterpoints in Actor Training and Practice' by Kene Igweonu
  28. 'Stanislavsky in Tunisian Theatre: a Heritage in Progress' by Moez Mrabet
  29. 'A Director's Perspective: Stanislavsky in South Africa' by David Peimer
  30. PART 5: AUSTRALASIA
  31. Introduction by Jonathan Pitches
  32. 'Theatrical Bowerbirds: Received Stanislavsky and the Tyranny of Distance in Australian Actor Training' by Ian Maxwell
  33. 'Acting Idealism and Emotions: Hayes Gordon, The Ensemble Theatre and Acting Studios in Australia' by Peta Tait
  34. 'Stanislavsky in Aotearoa: The System Experienced through the Maori World' by Hilary Halba
  35. PART 6: INDIA AND BANGLADESH
  36. Introduction by Jonathan Pitches
  37. 'Between Stanislavsky and Bharata: Actor training at the National School of Drama in New Delhi' by Jooyeoul Ryu
  38. 'Stanislavsky in the Modern Theatre of Bangladesh: A Mapping of Postcolonial Appropriation and Assimilation' by Syed Jamil Ahmed
  39. Notes on Contributors
  40. Index