About Constantine Stanislavski


Constantine Stanislavski¬†(1863 – 1938) was a Russian actor and theatre director. The eponymous Stanislavski method, sometimes refered to as “method acting”, has had an enormous influence on theatre-makers since World War II.¬†Stanislavski worked on providing a guiding structure for actors to consistently achieve deep, meaningful and disciplined performances. He believed that actors needed to inhabit authentic emotion while on stage and, to do so, they could draw upon feelings they’d experienced in their own lives. Stanislavski also developed exercises that encouraged actors to explore character motivations, giving performances depth and an unassuming naturalism while still paying attention to the parameters of the production.

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