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The Actor and the Target


Declan Donnellan’s fresh and radical approach to acting

Originally published in Russian, The Actor and the Target has been translated into 13 languages.

“The Actor and the Target comes from the heart of his own experience. Fear, generalising and other actor’s blocks are dismembered lethally and with infectious relish.” Alan Rickman

“Brilliantly direct, the ‘target’ equips the actor with keys to unlock the fears and flab of acting. Declan’s insightful voice guides us to the heart of the process; exhilarating to read and more importantly to put into practice.” Joseph Fiennes

“Cuts open every generalisation about acting and draws out gleamingly fresh specifics.” Peter Brook

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Russian

Актер и Мишень (Aktyor y Michen)
2001
Publisher: MKTS Publishing House Moscow

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English

The Actor and the Target
2005/2013/2018
ISBN: 9781854598387
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
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Bulgarian

Aктьорът и мишената (actort I mishenata)
2008 (1st edition)
Translated by Корнелия Славова (Cornelia Slavova)
ISBN: 9789549928297
Publisher: Валентин Траянов (Valentin Trayanov)

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Chinese (Mandarin)

The Actor and the Target
Publisher: Taipei National University of the Arts, School of Theatre Arts
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Czech

Herec a jeho cíl
2007
Translated by Julek Neumann
ISBN: 978-80-903842-1-7
Publisher: Brkola
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Danish

Skuespilleren Og Gnisten
2013
Translated by Gerd and Jon Lange
ISBN: 2013: 978-8778657831
2010: 8778657830
Publisher: DATS (Sansk Amator Teater og Scenekunst) – Forlaget DRAMA
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French

L’acteur et la cible (Règles Et Outils Pour Le Jeu)
2004
Translated by Valérie Latour-Burney
ISBN: 2-912877-35-0
Publisher: L’Entretemps
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German

Der Schauspieler und das Ziel
2008
Translated by Sabine Herken
ISBN: 978-3-89581-189-0
Publisher: Alexander Verlag Berlin
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Italian

L’attore e il bersaglio
2013
ISBN: 9788875270247
Publisher: Dino Audino
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Korean

배우와 목표점
2012 (2nd ed. Revised)
Translated by 허순자, 지민주 [공]옮김 – Huh, Soon-Ja and Min-Ju Choi
ISBN: 9788957864135
Publisher: 연극과인간? (Theatre and Human)
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Macedonian

Актерот и целта (acterot I celta)
2011
Translated by Горан Додевски & Дарко Јан Спасов (Goran Dodevski and Darko Jan Spasov)
Publisher: Polatski (Полатски)
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Polish

Actor I Cel
2009
Translated by Iga Noszczyk, Jadwiga Murczyńska
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Spanish

El actor y la diana
2018 / 2015
Translated by Ignacio García May
ISBN: 9788424510312
Publisher: Fundamentos
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Romanian

Actorul și țintă
2006
Translated by Saviana Stanescu and Ioana Ieronim
ISBN: 973-8129-26-5
Publisher: UNITEXT
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