By Constantin Stanislavski
«Es un tormento no estar en condiciones de reproducir con fidelidad lo que con tanta belleza siente uno interiormente. Es una insatisfacción como l. a. que sentiría un mudo que, al tratar de comunicar sus sentimientos a los angeles mujer amada, solo fuese capaz de emitir un monstruoso mugido.» KONSTANTÍN STANISLAVSKI
Mi vida en el arte (1925), el libro de memorias de Konstantín Stanislavski, que aquí presentamos en español por primera vez traducido directamente del ruso, por Jorge Saura y Bibicharifa Jakimziánova, está orientado –en palabras de su autor– «a mis propias búsquedas creadoras y a l. a. evolución de mi arte». Es, pues, una autobiografía anclada en l. a. hard work desarrollada, ya desde los angeles infancia, por el famoso actor, director y pedagogo teatral.
En un camino que parte de los angeles intuición y llega, tras largos desvelos, al «sistema» actoral aún hoy vigente, ilustra de un modo sumamente instructivo su trabajo consigo mismo y con los demás (autores, escenógrafos, pintores, otros directores y actores).
Nemiróvich-Dánchenko, Chéjov, Gorki, Isadora Duncan, Maeterlinck, Meyerhold y tantos otros pasan por estas páginas suscitando dudas constructivas y enseñanzas.
La lucha de Stanislavski por liberarse de tradiciones apolilladas («el cliché es el resultado de l. a. impotencia artística») y por renovar los angeles profesión y el mismo concepto de teatro constituye una aventura emocionante, rica en episodios e históricamente reveladora. El ultimate de l. a. aventura es precisamente una máxima que ha hecho historia: «El único soberano de l. a. escena es el actor con talento».
Konstantín Serguéievich Alekséiev (Stanislavski desde 1884) (1863-1938), hijo de un commercial moscovita, fue un enamorado del teatro desde niño. Las funciones caseras y luego en círculos de aficionados fueron sus inicios como actor; algunas de las compañías que frecuentaba eran tan poco recomendables que en 1884 adoptó el pseudónimo de Stanislavski para que no le reconocieran… inútilmente, pues enseguida sus padres lo sorprendieron en un teatro interpretando un vodevil francés. Su padre le aconsejó entonces que, si quería ser actor, no lo hiciera «con cualquier gente en cualquier porquería».
En 1888 fundó l. a. Sociedad Moscovita de Arte y Literatura, donde empezó su carrera profesional como actor y director de escena, y en 1898 el Teatro del Arte de Moscú, una compañía que cosecharía grandes éxitos gracias al minucioso realismo –innovador en los angeles época– de sus producciones.
Stanislavski estrenó todas las obras de Chéjov y gran parte de las de Gorki, Ibsen y Maeterlinck. En 1920 l. a. gira de los angeles compañía por Estados Unidos dio prestigio internacional a su trabajo. Fue a iniciativa precisamente de un editor norteamericano como escribió en 1926 sus memorias, Mi vida en el arte. Es autor de El trabajo del actor sobre sí mismo en el proceso creador de l. a. vivencia y El trabajo del actor sobre sí mismo en el proceso creador de los angeles encarnación, que compendian su sistema de entrenamiento actoral, el famoso «método Stanislavski».
By Caroline Walton, Ivan Petrov
For 40 years Ivan Petrov careered, stumbled, staggered and rampaged everywhere in the colossal Soviet empire. Homeless (an unlawful within the communist utopia), out and in of legal camps, regularly under the influence of alcohol, and with a present for hilariously sending up the tragic absurdities of Soviet existence, Ivan used to be a real-life Svejk. this is often his unforgettable tale, as instructed to Caroline Walton previous to his loss of life. The textual content is complemented by means of twelve unique illustrations via Natalia Vetrova.
By Tom Kevill Davies
Over 100,000 miles to hide, one guy, one motorbike and one hungry belly.
Having created his alter-ego, the Hungry bike owner and with millions of pedal-powered miles sooner than him, Tom Kevill-Davies driven off from long island urban on the most bold gastronomic adventures ever undertaken. A ballsy commute memoir The Hungry bicycle owner follows Tom's event into the hearts and minds of the folk he meets. Revealing the various cultures of the Americas, Tom’s trip from over the Rockies to Baja California, via critical the United States down the entire method to Brazil through Colombia, offers the true flavour of this actually notable landmass.
This is a story of death-battles with squadrons of mosquitoes, malodorous public bogs, of galloping dysentery at some point, to drowning your sorrows with cowboys and eating with attractiveness queens the subsequent. yet in particular it's an bold tale of having to the place you must be - whether you want to undergo cactus-induced punctures, unforgiving wilderness warmth, uphill struggles via endless cocaine plantations, or artfully avoid hungry bears, neurotic RV-driving americans, indignant rabid canines and run-ins with neighborhood legislations specialists within the procedure.
An remarkable story of what can take place if you happen to get in your motorcycle and go.
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By H.R. Williams
"The ordeal of the evening was once it seems that seen on all faces, ghastly white displaying via mask of grim and dried sweat, eyes glassy, sticking out, and whole of horror visible basically upon males who've lived via a heavy bombardment." So wrote Harold Roy Williams of his time within the conflict of Fromelles in July 1916.Having enlisted in 1915 and serving within the 56th Battalion Australian Imperial strength, Williams had in simple terms arrived in France, from Egypt, on 30 June 1916. He describes the horrors of the Fromelles battlefield in surprising readability and the stipulations the troops needed to undergo are printed in irritating detail.Surviving a later gasoline assault, Harold Williams' next postings learn like a travel of the Western entrance. Following the Sommethere was once the dust and squalor of the road south of Ypres, the German Spring Offensive of 1918, the conflict of Amiens - usually defined because the so much decisive conflict opposed to the Germans in France and Flanders - the seize of Villers-Bretonneux and, ultimately, the attack on Peronne.Injured at Peronne and invalided again to the uk, Williams survived the warfare to come to Australia in 1919. An Anzacon the Western entrance is his picture description of his provider within the First global warfare - an account that used to be defined as "the most sensible soldier's tale ...yet learn in Australia" whilst it used to be first released.
By Jeanette Winterson
Jeanette Winterson’s novels have proven her as an important determine in global literature. She has written probably the most popular books of the previous few a long time, together with her the world over bestselling first novel, Oranges usually are not the single Fruit, the tale of a tender woman followed by means of Pentecostal mom and dad that's now frequently required interpreting in modern fiction.
Why feel free if you can be Normal? is a memoir a few life’s paintings to discover happiness. It's a booklet filled with tales: a couple of woman locked out of her domestic, sitting at the doorstep all evening; a couple of non secular zealot disguised as a mom who has units of fake tooth and a revolver within the cloth wardrobe, anticipating Armageddon; approximately becoming up in an north England business city now replaced past popularity; concerning the Universe as Cosmic Dustbin.
It is the tale of the way a painful prior that Jeanette suggestion she'd written over and repainted rose to hang-out her, sending her on a trip into insanity and out back, looking for her organic mother.
Witty, acute, fierce, and celebratory, Why be at liberty for those who will be Normal? is a tough-minded look for belongingfor love, identification, domestic, and a mother.
By Rosie Lewis
This can be the heart-breaking story of Angell, a tender woman desperately enjoyed yet inadequately cared for by way of her stricken mom Nicki.
Abandoned and left slightly clothed underneath a park bench on a freezing chilly day in wintry weather, the bewildered baby is rescued by means of police and handed into the loving and compassionate care of the Lewis family.
But whilst foster carer Rosie takes Angell into her domestic and middle, she wonders even if Angell’s mom will ever go back for her daughter? Or will Angell be destined to spend the remainder of her formative years in care?
By Nigel Slater
Toast is Nigel Slater’s really impressive tale of a early life remembered via nutrition. In every one bankruptcy, as he's taking readers on a travel of the contents of his family’s pantry—rice pudding, tinned ham, cream soda, mince pies, lemon drops, bourbon biscuits—we are transported....
His mom was once a chops-and-peas kind of cook dinner, exasperated through the highs and lows of a temperamental range, a finicky little son, and the bronchial asthma that used to be to turn out deadly. His father used to be a honey-and-crumpets guy with an unpredictable mood. while Nigel’s widowed father takes on a housekeeper with social aspirations and a expertise within the kitchen, the next years develop into a heartbreaking cooking contest for his father’s affections. yet as he slowly loses the conflict, Nigel reveals a brand new outlet for his culinary abilities, and we witness the delivery of what used to be to develop into a lifelong ardour for foodstuff. Nigel’s likes and dislikes, aversions and sweet-toothed weaknesses, shape a desirable backdrop to this awfully relocating memoir of early life, early life, and sexual awakening.
A bestseller (more than 300,000 copies offered) and award-winner within the united kingdom, Toast is bound to please either foodies and memoir readers in this part of the pond—especially those that made such huge, immense successes of Ruth Reichl’s smooth on the Bone and Anthony Bourdain’s Kitchen personal.
By Jonna Ivin
Raised via an alcoholic mom and and not using a father, Jonna discovered at a tender age to place her wishes at the back-burner. After her mom dies of melanoma, she is going on a non secular trip searching for enlightenment and a objective for her existence. finally, she finally ends up as a volunteer within the aid attempt following storm Ike. There she meets a guy that would endlessly swap her existence. within the swamps of Louisiana and the hills of Arkansas, Jonna follows her center to construct a existence with an American hero - a 20 12 months veteran of the military distinct Forces. simply after uprooting her entire existence, leaving every thing and everybody she is aware at the back of, do the items of this fairytale begin to resolve. understanding the guy of her goals is basically the stuff of nightmares; Jonna needs to once more pass inside of and observe why she is a girl keen to like for crumbs.
By Somaly Mam
A riveting and lovely memoir of tragedy and hope–by a lady named to Time magazine’s checklist of the a hundred so much influential humans on the planet
Born in a village deep within the Cambodian wooded area, Somaly Mam was once offered into sexual slavery by way of her grandfather while she used to be twelve years previous. For the following decade she used to be shuttled during the brothels that make up the sprawling intercourse alternate of Southeast Asia. She suffered unspeakable acts of brutality and witnessed horrors that will hang-out her for the remainder of her life–until, in her early twenties, she controlled to flee. not able to omit the women she left at the back of, Mam turned a tenacious and courageous chief within the struggle opposed to human trafficking, rescuing intercourse workers–some as younger as 5 and six–offering them protect, rehabilitation, therapeutic, and love and major them into new life.
Written in beautiful, spare, unflinching prose, The highway of misplaced Innocence is a memoir that may depart you awestruck through the braveness and power of this impressive lady and may renew your religion within the energy of somebody to lead to swap.