Acting on Impulse: reclaiming the Stanislavski approach - John Gillett

Title: Acting on Impulse: reclaiming the Stanislavski approach

Author: John Gillett

Date: 2007-10-29

Acting on Impulse: reclaiming the Stanislavski approach - John Gillett

"A manual full of enabling, easing exercises - it will enable you
to analyse any scene. The cry of the actor at sea `I don't know what
I'm doing' should, with this book, become a thing of the past'
Sam West

"I'd recommend this book to anyone wanting an introduction to Stanislavksi or Michael Chekhov or acting in general." Matt Peover, LAMDA trainer and theatre director.
"Contains all the important things that need to be said about learning to act...in an extremely logical and sensible manner." Simon Dunmore, Editor Actor's Yearbook

An inspiring and technically thorough practical book for actors that sets down a systematic and coherent process for organic (from the `inside-out'/experienced emotion) acting. The author offers a step-by-step, Stanislavski-based
approach to text, role and performance to be used in everyday work and
gathers together in one volume, the essential tools that serve to recreate human experience. A nuts-and-bolts practical guide with exercises for the actor to work through sequentially. Contains a Foreword by Sam West.

John Gillett builds on his experience of teaching at drama school
level as well as 30 years of acting. For those acting students and
professional actors who have become mystified and frustrated with
trying to understand Stanislavski's approach, this book is an
accessible guide to inspire a truly real and audience-captivating performance.