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"One of the most inspired and inspiring manifestos of our art that I know." (Richard Monette, Stratford artistic director)

Constantin Stanislavski (1863-1938), arguably the most influential director in the history of the theater, was the founder of the renowned Moscow Art Theater. A pioneer of psychological realism and improvisation on the stage, he devoted his life to developing the performance techniques now emulated throughout the world.

In this first-ever audio edition of his classic work, Stanislavski's simple exercises fire the imagination, and help listeners not only discover their own conception of reality but how to reproduce it as well. An Actor Prepares is brilliantly narrated by Mike Fraser.

©1989 Constantin Stanislavski (P)2019 Echo Point Books & Media, LLC

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Boring but valuable

Boring but valuable. Hard to get through because of how comforting the narrators voice is.

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Interesting

In the perspective of a student attending a class and it really works. very recommended

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Critical listening for aspiring actors

The audio book is engaging and entertaining…and the material is essential for understanding the theoretical underpinnings for modern acting technique. Anyone interested in the craft and technique of acting will find this immensely valuable.

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Boring as foooook

The performance is so boring I could never keep focus long enough to enjoy it, even when sped up!! The content is outdated and the craft has evolved since this was written. There is not much to hold on to and use in this book that hasn’t been translated and integrated into actor training in a more concise way. Or maybe this reader killed the book. I dunno.