Three roads Converging

Stanislavsky, Suzuki, and SITI

Authored by: Will Bond

The Routledge Companion to Stanislavsky

Print publication date:  October  2013
Online publication date:  October  2013

Print ISBN: 9780415535649
eBook ISBN: 9780203112304
Adobe ISBN: 9781136281853


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Over the years, I have encountered Stanislavsky, especially in his actor training, in different ways and with changing attitudes. After mixed experiences with this training in my undergraduate and graduate work, I began to read Stanislavsky's work on my own, with somewhat more success. During graduate school, I became acquainted with a very powerful way of learning — the training of Tadashi Suzuki's Company of Toga (SCOT). Eight years later, I became aware of Anne Bogart's Viewpoints training when we formed the Saratoga International Theater Institute (SITI) with Suzuki and Anne. In this chapter, I will tell the story of how these three ways of working intertwined and helped to form me as an actor.

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