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  Konstantin Stanislavski - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Konstantin (Constantin) Sergejevitch Stanislavski (Stanislavsky) (Russian: Константин Сергеевич Станиславский; January 5, 1863–August 7, 1938) was a Russian theatre and acting innovator.
Stanislavsky proposed that actors study and experience subjective emotions and feelings and to manifest them to audiences by physical and vocals means, also known as Theatre language.
Stanislavski survived both the Russian Revolution of 1905 and the Russian Revolution of 1917, with Lenin apparently intervening to protect him.
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 Konstantin Stanislavski   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Konstantin Stanislavski (January 5, 1863 - 1938) was a Russian theatre and acting innovator.
He was born Konstantin Sergeievich Alexeyev in Moscow to a wealthy family, if not the wealthiest in Russia.
Stanislavski survived both the 1905 Revolution and the 1917 one, apparently Lenin intervened to protect him.
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 Stanislavski System - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Stanislavski System is an approach to acting developed by Konstantin Stanislavski, a Russian actor, director, and theatre administrator at the Moscow Art Theatre (founded 1897).
Konstantin Stanislavski had a dictum at some point, which he probably believed throughout most of his life, that one should always approach a role as directly as possible and see if it lives.
Stanislavski, a man of institution, namely his own Moscow Art Theatre and its associated studios, was a great believer in formal (and rigorous) training for the actor.
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 BBC - h2g2 - Konstantin Stanislavski and Method Acting
Konstantin Sergeyevich Alekseyev was born the son of a wealthy Moscow manufacturer in 1863 and is regarded as the founder of realism.
Stanislavski's chief worries early on as a director lay with the punctuality of the actors and their backstage drunkenness.
Stanislavski demanded his actors to undergo a visual journey of motivation, including: who you are, where you came from, why, what you want, where you are going and what you will do when you get there.
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 History Channel Search Results
Stanislavski was born in Moscow on Jan. 17, 1863, and began his acting career with an amateur group at the age of 15.
In 1898 Stanislavski and the dramatist Vladimir Ivanovich Nemirovich-Danchenko (1859–1943) founded the Moscow Art Theater, with which Stanislavski worked for the rest of his life.
Audiences in Europe and the U.S. were exposed to the results of Stanislavski's teaching, which sought to convey a new emotional reality within conventional theatrical forms.
www.historychannel.com /encyclopedia/article.jsp?link=FWNE.fw..st176700.a   (295 words)

 American Masters . Constantin Stanislavsky | PBS
The Stanislavsky System, or "the method," as it has become known, held that an actor’s main responsibility was to be believed (rather than recognized or understood).
Stanislavsky believed that an actor needed to take his or her own personality onto the stage when they began to play a character.
Later Stanislavsky concerned himself with the creation of physical entries into these emotional states, believing that the repetition of certain acts and exercises could bridge the gap between life on and off the stage.
www.pbs.org /wnet/americanmasters/database/stanislavsky_c.html   (411 words)

 PlanetPapers - Theatrical Practitioners: Konstantin Stanislavski System
Therefore Stanislavski protested against “mechanical” acting, exploitation of art, bathos, the art of representation, “theatricality” and the “star” system, and aimed to create a real, artistic, scenic truth by examining the psychological aspects of life by manipulating the subconscious via conscious physical action.
Stanislavski said that “Imagination creates things that can be or can happen.” An actor must develop her imagination and learn to think on any theme; this will help the actor to adapt easily to any role.
Stanislavski said that a play should be broken down into chunks, or units, by the actor or director in order to make the text more manageable.
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His process of character development, the "Stanislavski Method", was the catalyst for method acting- arguably the most influential acting system on the modern stage and screen.
Stanislavsky was born Konstantin Sergeyevich Alexeyev in Moscow on January 5, 1863, amidst the transition from the feudal serfdom of Czarist Russia under the rule of Peter the Great, to the free enterprise of the Industrial Revolution.
Using this system, Stanislavski succeeded like no producer or director before him in translating the works of such renowned playwrights as Chekov and Gorki, whose writings were aptly suited to his method.
www.kryingsky.com /Stan/Biography/bot.html   (1078 words)

 Free-CliffNotes.com - Stanislavski   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Stanislavski Konstantin Stanislavski was born on January 17th 1863, in Moscow, Russia.
Stanislavski was very vocal about his dislike for the melodramatic style of acting that was popular at that time in Russia and throughout the world.
Stanislavski discovered that actors who recalled their own feelings and experiences and substituted them for those of their characters were able to create a special link with the audience.
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 Term Paper on stanislavski
Stanislavski By: Jason Konstantin Stanislavski was born on January 17th 1863, in Moscow, Russia.
Stanislavski is famous for his introduction of a new method of preparing for plays.
"Stanislavski discovered that actors who recalled their own feelings and experiences and substituted them for those of their characters were able to create a special link with the audience." This allowed actors not to have to rely strictly on inspiration.
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 Literary Encyclopedia: Konstantin Stanislavsky
Konstantin Sergeyevich Alexeyev, who achieved fame as Konstantin Stanislavski, is recognised world-wide as the single most influential figure in Western actor training.
Stanislavski was born in Moscow in 1863 to a wealthy industrialist family whose principal business was the manufacture of gold and silver thread.
Stanislavski notes in his autobiography that actors in the professional theatre would regularly come to rehearsals late and in a state of drunkenness.
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 Essay: Konstantin Stanislavski. - Coursework.Info
Konstantin Stanislavski [IMAGE] Stanislavski was born in Moscow in 1863 and died in 1938.
Stanislavski was the son of wealthy Manufacturer and was given great financial backing for his amateur theatrical ventures.
Stanislavski discovered that actors who recalled their own feelings and experiences and substituted them for those of their characters were able
www.coursework.info /GCSE/Media_Studies/Film/Konstantin_Stanislavski_L42714.html   (262 words)

 Essay: Konstantin Stanislavski (1863 - 1938) - Coursework.Info
Stanislavski is known as the founder of the first acting "System".
Stanislavski challenged traditional notions of the dramatic process, establishing himself as one of the most pioneering thinkers in modern theatre.
Using theMoscow Art Theatre as his conduit, Stanislavski developed his own unique system of training wherein actors would research the situation created by the script, break down the text according to their character's motivations and recall their own experiences, thereby causing actions and reactions according to these motivations.
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 Amazon.ca: Konstantin Stanislavski: Books: Jean Benedetti   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Stanislavski became a serious professional actor in the 1890s and established the Moscow Art Theatre.
Stanislavski and his system became known worldwide, and he was a cult figure until his death in 1938.
The first major English-language biography of Stanislavski in nearly 40 years, this is thoroughly researched and dense with quotes, many from original Russian sources.
www.amazon.ca /exec/obidos/ASIN/0413525104   (259 words)

 Stanislavski System
The Stanislavski System is an approach to acting developed by Konstantin Stanislavski, a Russian actor, director, and theatre administrator.
Maria Yermolova's acting was regarded by Stanislavsky as the pinnacle of art.
And while Stanislavski's approach changed greatly throughout his life, he never lost sight of truth in performance and love of art.
www.dcult.com /Weaving/Stanislavski_System.php   (1692 words)

 Article: He to Pray, I to Create
For Stanislavski, the primary aim and achievement of theatre art was the creation of the life of the human spirit.
Recall that Stanislavski's acting theory is directed primarily to the self of the individual actor and the challenge for that actor of creating the life of the human spirit.
Stanislavski invented the pseudo-scientific language of "ray emission" and "ray absorption" to describe the communication process, but religious language might have served him as well.
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 175.775 Narrative Perspective: Dramaturgy [14]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Konstantin Stanislavski (1863- 1938) Short biographical sketch by Trevor Jones and Bradley W. Bishop.
His parents were patrons of the arts, particularly theatre, and Konstantin (who adopted the stage name of "Stanislavsky" in 1885 [Golub, 1995]) trained in ballet, theatre, and the opera from his youth.
Like Stanislavski also Freud tried to evoke the actual experience of the subject but also he preferred intensive experiences of the past to the moment--for a different application however--to the treatment of mental disturbances.
therapy.massey.ac.nz /diplomademo/175775/175_775_Dramaturgy.htm   (4346 words)

 Stanislavski   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
For Stanislavski, the subtext is the inward “life of a human spirit.
Konstantin Stanislavski was a Russian theorist, playwright, actor, director and theatre manager.
Stanislavski, in essence, laid the foundation for the "method" of acting, which was to become, prevalent all over the world as the century progressed.
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 Stanislavski and the Actor by Jean Benedetti
It is based on the course Stanislavski designed and taught with a team of hand-picked assistants in the last three years of his life (1935-38) at the Opera-Dramatic Studio in Moscow.
Stanislavski and the Actor is the manual which Stanislavski never had time to write.
Using notes made by Stanislavski's assistants, exercises and improvisations used in class, transcripts of Stanislavski's own master classes (translated into English for the first time) and his knowledge of Stanislavski's earlier writings, Benedetti builds up a comprehensive description of the 'system' in contemporary language that is easy to understand by today's actors and teachers.
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 Stanislavski, Stanislavsky
He adopted the pseudonym "Stanislavski" after his father disapproved of his appearance in a burlesque performance where he was dressed as a "dandy." He co-founded the Society of Art and Literature in 1888 and created an amateur acting company.
The play was a triumphant success, and ushered in both the births of a great theatre company and a great playwright.
Stanislavski's work with Yoga and Meditation was censored, and he was subsequently sequestered in his home by Marxist revisionists during the last years of his life.
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 The Actors Studio - History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
It had been developed from years of discovery and experimentation by Stanislavski, who had dedicated himself to a lifelong search aimed at formulating an approach to realistic acting that could, in essence, deliver the mystery of "creative inspiration" to those not born with artistic genius.
Actors before Stanislavski had of course thought about how they work but it was the rare actor, then as now, who could be articulate about it: the actor's art, after all, is in speaking other people's words.
Admiring the work of the great actors he had seen and eager to learn their secrets, the young Stanislavski discovered that for the most part the great actors carried their secrets to their graves.
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Stanislavski stressed the importance of the actor's inner identification with the character and the actor's natural use of body and voice.
His training, now termed the Stanislavski style had a vast influence on modern schools of acting.
Stanislavski survived both the 1905 Russian Revolution and the 1917 one, apparently Lenin intervened to protect him.
itdc.lbcc.edu /cps/theatreArts/ch8Vocabulary/04.html   (244 words)

 Atwater Playhouse
As founder of the first acting "System", co-founder of the Moscow Art Theatre (1897-), and an eminent practitioner of the naturalist school of thought, Konstantin Stanislavski unequivocally challenged traditional notions of the dramatic process, establishing himself as one of the most pioneering thinkers in modern theatre.
Stanislavski coined phrases such as "stage direction", laid the foundations of modern opera and gave instant renown to the works of such talented writers and playwrights as Maksim Gorki and Anton Chekhov.
Such renowned schools of acting and directing as the Group Theatre (1931- 1941) and The Actors Studio (1947-) are a legacy of Stanislavski's pioneering vision.
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Born Konstantin Sergeyevich Alekseyev in Moscow, actor, director, and producer Konstantin Stanislavski was nothing less than the father of modern acting theory.
Ironically, Stanislavski came to believe that these emotional memory techniques could be psychologically damaging.
He abandoned this early work and created a new theory: the "Method of Physical Actions." Although lesser known, this theory is not just a total reversal of his previous work, but a more integrated psychophysical approach.
www.simplytaty.com /bios/stanislavski.htm   (143 words)

 Krying Sky Productions: Stanislavski
Based on the work Constantine Stanislavski was using near the end of his life, we follow two actors as a teacher guides them through their parts in Hendrik Ibsen's great play, A Doll House.
The first volume of Stanislavski's enduring trilogy on the art of acting defines the "System," a means of mastering the craft of acting and of stimulating the actor's individual creativeness and imagination.
In "My Life in Art", Constantin Stanislavski reveals his expression of his own ideas and experience in his outstanding autobiography.
www.kryingsky.com /Stan/AssBooks/bot.html   (365 words)

 Wikinfo | Stanislavski System
There is a story that an actress who had once been in a play directed by Stanislavski came to him years later and informed him that she had taken very copious notes of him and his technical approach during rehearsal, and she would like to note what to do with these notes.
At times, Stanislavski's methodological rigor bordered on opacity: see, for instance, the chart of the 'Stanislavski System' included as a fold-out in editions of Robert Wilson's book Method or Madness, a series of lectures.
Images, some of which are used under the doctrine of Fair use or used with permission, may not be available.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=Stanislavski_System   (1713 words)

 Directors & Impressarios: Konstantin Stanislavsky
Konstantin Stanislavsky (1863-1938) was the son of a wealthy Russian merchant.
After the Russian Revolution, Stanislavsky remained in the Soviet Union and continued to run the Art Theater.
After his return from this tour, Stanislavsky added a number of major Soviet plays to the Art Theater.’s repertoire, including Mikhail Bulgakov’s Days of the Turbins, Valentin Kataev’s Squaring the Circle, and Vladimir Kirshon’s Bread.
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