An Actress Prepares: Women and "the Method" by Rosemary Malague

By Rosemary Malague

'Every day, millions of girls input appearing sessions the place such a lot of them will obtain a few edition at the Stanislavsky-based education that has now been taught within the U.S. for almost 90 years. but particularly little feminist attention has been given to the event of the scholar actress: What occurs to ladies in approach actor training?'

An Actress Prepares is the 1st booklet to interrogate strategy performing from a in particular feminist standpoint. Rose Malague addresses "the procedure" not just with much-needed serious distance, but additionally the an important insider's view of a knowledgeable actor. Case studies examine the preeminent American lecturers who popularized and reworked parts of Stanislavsky’s process in the U.S.—Strasberg, Adler, Meisner, and Hagen— through interpreting and evaluating their comparable yet extraordinarily varied approaches.

This ebook confronts the sexism that also exists in actor education and exposes the gender biases embedded in the strategy itself. Its in-depth exam of those Stanislavskian techniques seeks to reclaim technique performing from its patriarchal practices and to empower ladies who act.


'I've been looking ahead to a person to write down this ebook for years: a thorough-going research and reconsideration of yankee ways to Stanislavsky from a feminist standpoint ... full of life, clever, and engaging.' – Phillip Zarrilli, collage of Exeter

'Theatre humans of any gender could be remodeled by way of Rose Malague’s eye-opening research An Actress Prepares... This booklet should be helpful to all students and practitioners made up our minds to make gender fairness critical to how they hone their craft and their thinking.' – Jill Dolan, Princeton University

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