This is a portrait of the life and work of acting teacher and author Sonia Moore, whose book The Stanislavksi System is still in wide use in acting schools and universities. By analyzing Moore's research, teaching, and directing, the authors convey not only what Moore attempted with her work, but also reveal how she became a kind of artistic heir to Stanislavksi.
Suzanne M. Trauth is professor of theatre in the Department of Theatre and Dance at Montclair State University and serves as coordinator of the B.F.A. Acting Program. Elizabeth C. Stroppel is an associate professor in the Communication Department and the director of Theatre Studies at William Paterson University.
Part 1 Acknowledgments Part 2 Foreword Part 3 Introduction Chapter 4 1. Sonia Moore's Life: A Tale of Russian Intrigue and Determination Chapter 5 2. Sonia Moore's Context: Professional Acting Training in New York City Chapter 6 3. The Method of Physical Actions: A Russian Revolution Chapter 7 4. Sonia Moore's Books: Interpreting the Stanislavski System for American Actors Chapter 8 5. The History of the Sonia Moore Studio of the Theatre and the American Center for Stanislavski Theatre Art Chapter 9 6. The Evolution of Sonia Moore's Theory at the Studio Chapter 10 7. Sonia Moore's Practice at the Studio Part 11 Conclusion Part 12 Selected Bibliography Part 13 Index Part 14 About the Authors