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Stanislavsky and Pedagogy

The volume Stanislavsky and Pedagogy seeks to determine current thinking around the pedagogical implications of Stanislavsky’s work. More than a summary of his famous system, the volume depicts the voices of a number of practitioners, teachers, and scholars who are themselves journeying with Stanislavsky, and who in his work find a potent instigator for their own pedagogical practice and study.

In this volume the reader will find a number of narratives about how Stanislavsky’s pedagogical endeavour is adapted to cater for contemporary needs and scenarios – these include the theatre industry, new digital technologies, the need to develop playfulness, application to a broad repertoire, performance as pedagogy, university managerialism, and interdisciplinary crossovers with dance and opera. The pedagogies that emerge from these case-studies are marked by fluidity and non-fixity, and help to underscore the malleability of Stanislavsky’s system.

In line with the rationale of the Stanislavsky And… book series, the volume aims to speak directly to individuals engaged in studio work, rehearsal, production, and training, with its case-studies encouraging the widest possible practical exploration of the topic.

The volume is edited by Stefan Aquilina, Associate Professor of Theatre Studies, Co-Director of the Stanislavsky Research Centre, and Editor in Chief of the Stanislavski Studies journal. Featured authors are: John Gillett, Hilary Halba, Julia Listengarten, Christoper Niess, Bella Merlin, David Shirley, Elien Hanselaer, and Mario Frendo. The Book Series Editor is Paul Fryer. 

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