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Stanislavsky, Konstantin 1863-1938

Works: 1,028 works in 2,877 publications in 22 languages and 54,123 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Records and correspondence  Diaries  Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc  Case studies  Handbooks and manuals  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Anecdotes 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Creator, Other, Dedicatee, Director
Classifications: PN2062, 792.028
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Building a character by Konstantin Stanislavsky( Book )

272 editions published between 1936 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 7,711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work is the first volume of Stanislavski's trilogy on the art of acting; it explains the art of acting in semi-fiction form. Fusing psychological realism and expressionism, his exploratory exercises teach actors to evoke past emotions that draw out their vulnerability. Stanislavski here introduces such concepts as the "magic if," "emotion memory," the "unbroken line" and many more now famous rehearsal aids. This classic manual is written from the viewpoint of fictional actors taking lessons from a director (based on Stanislavski). Through the student's mistakes, questions, revelations, and struggles, Stanislavski teaches the actor about the stage, truth, and life itself
Creating a role by Konstantin Stanislavsky( Book )

55 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This third volume examines the development of a character from the viewpoint of three widely contrasting plays: Griboyedov's Woe from Wit, Shakespeare's Othello, and Gogol's The Inspector General. Building on the first two books, Stanislavski demonstrates how a fully realized character is born in three stages: "studying it; establishing the life of the role; putting it into physical form." Tracing the actor's process from the first reading to production, he explores how to approach roles from inside and outside simultaneously. He shows how to recount the story in actor's terms, how to create an inner life that will give substance to the author's words, and how to search into one's own experiences toconnect with the character's situation. Finally, he speaks of the physical expression of the character in gestures, sounds, intonation, and speech. Throughout, a picture of a real artist at work emerges, sometimes failing, but always seeking truthful answers
Stanislavsky on the art of the stage by Konstantin Stanislavsky( Book )

52 editions published between 1939 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Introduction: The theory of acting, as evolved by Stanislavsky in his famous 'system', is not based on reasoning, as many of his critics assert, so much as on experience. It is the result of a lifetime devoted to the art of the stage, of years of experiment as actor and producer, and of a feeling of dissatisfaction with what passes for 'success' both among actors and audiences. While certain general principles of acting had been laid down by a number of famous actors and playwrights, these, Stanislavsky found, had never been reduced to a system with the result that teachers of acting have nothing on which to base their teaching, since 'inspiration' on which the theoreticians of the stage put so much stress, cannot be taught, nor can it be expected to materialize itself just when the actor needs it. Neither can producers be relied on to assist the actor in capturing this elusive 'inspiration'. 'Producers, ' Stanislavsky writes, 'explain very cleverly what sort of result they want to get; they are only interested in the final result. They criticize and tell the actor what he should not do, but they do not tell him how to achieve the required result. The producer, ' Stanislavsky adds, 'can do a great deal, but he cannot do everything by any means. For the main thing is in the hands of the actor, who must be helped and instructed first of all'
My life in art by Konstantin Stanislavsky( Book )

196 editions published between 1922 and 2013 in 16 languages and held by 1,547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Stanislavski's autobiography is an inspirational testimony to an artist's imagination and endurance, and still has compelling resonance for today's practitioners. Translator Jean Benedetti brings us, for the first time in English, Stanislavski's autobiography as the author himself wanted it -- from the re-edited 1926 version."--Publisher's description
An actor's handbook : an alphabetical arrangement of concise statements on aspects of acting by Konstantin Stanislavsky( Book )

49 editions published between 1963 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 1,297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the classic lexicon of Stanislavski's most important concepts, all in the master's own words. Upon its publication in 1963, An Actor's Handbook quickly established itself as an essential guide for actors and directors. Culling key passages from Stanislavski's vast output, this book covers more than one hundred and fifty key concepts, among them "Improvisation," "External Technique," "Magic If," "Imaginary Objects," "Discipline," "What Is My System?" and "Stage Fright." This new, attractively packaged edition will be an essential book for any performer
Stanislavski's legacy : a collection of comments on a variety of aspects of an actor's art and life by Konstantin Stanislavsky( Book )

31 editions published between 1958 and 2012 in English and held by 1,197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Synopsis: Out of the large body of materials articles, speeches, notes and memoirs left behind by Stanislavski at the time of his death in 1938, Elizabeth Hapgood, his friend and translator, chose items which concentrate on the essence of his work. The result is a volume which supplements the other books he wrote, and re-emphasizes, sometimes in condensed and particularly vivid form, his views about acting, the theatre and life
Stanislavski on opera by Konstantin Stanislavsky( Book )

11 editions published between 1975 and 1998 in English and held by 804 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The magic if; Stanislavski for children by Elizabeth Y Kelly( Book )

5 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stanislavsky produces Othello by Konstantin Stanislavsky( Book )

17 editions published between 1948 and 1968 in English and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An actor's work on a role by Konstantin Stanislavsky( Book )

25 editions published between 1956 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is Konstantin Stanislavsky's classic exploration of the rehearsal process, applying the techniques of his seminal actor training system to the task of bringing life and truth to one's role
La formation de l'acteur by Konstantin Stanislavsky( Book )

42 editions published between 1938 and 2015 in French and Undetermined and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Créateur du Théâtre d'art de Moscou, Stanislavski fut un des premiers rénovateurs de l'art dramatique. Son style, son exemple, son école, sa méthode de formation et sa morale ont marqué à tout jamais le monde du théâtre. Depuis, Rouché, Coupeau, Antoine, Vilar et bien d'autres se sont référés à lui
The seagull by Konstantin Stanislavsky( Book )

3 editions published in 1952 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The seagull, produced by Stanislavsky. The seagull by Moskovskiĭ khudozhestvennyĭ akademicheskiĭ teatr( Book )

2 editions published in 1952 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classic comedy-drama depicting man's propensity for destroying those he is close to. The main protagonists are Trepleff, the youthful aspiring writer who dreams of bringing new forms to the theatre and Irina Arkadina, Trepleff's self-centered mother, an accomplished actress, who derides her son's ambitions
La Construction du personnage by Konstantin Stanislavsky( Book )

25 editions published between 1966 and 2006 in French and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

K. Stanislavsky, 1863-1963, man and actor, Stanislavsky and the world theatre, Stanislavsky's letters by Konstantin Stanislavsky( Book )

8 editions published between 1963 and 2003 in English and Russian and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethik by Konstantin Stanislavsky( Book )

40 editions published between 1947 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theater, Regie und Schauspieler by Konstantin Stanislavsky( Book )

17 editions published between 1957 and 1991 in Russian and German and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stanislavski's legacy; comments on some aspects of an actor's art and life by Konstantin Stanislavsky( Book )

5 editions published between 1958 and 1959 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discipline or corruption by Konstantin Stanislavsky( Book )

4 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un actor se prepara by Konstantin Stanislavsky( Book )

28 editions published between 1953 and 2014 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Building a character
Alternative Names
Alekseev, K. S.

Alekseev, Konstantin S. 1863-1938

Alekseev, Konstantin Sergeevič.

Alekseev Konstantin Sergeevič 1863-1938

Alekseev, Konstantin Sergeevich

Alekseev, Konstantin Sergeevich, 1863-1938

Alekseev, Konstantin Sergueevitch

Alekseev Konstantin Sergueevitch 1863-1938

Alekseyev, Konstantin Sergeyevich, 1863-1938

Aleksi︠e︡ev, Konstantin Sergi︠e︡evich, 1863-1938

Alexeiev, Constantin Sergeievich, 1863-1938

Alexeyev, Konstantin Sergeyevich, 1863-1938

Sitanni, 1863-1938

Sitannisilafusiji, 1863-1938

Stānīslāfskī, Kūnstāntīn, 1863-1938

Stanislavlski, Konstantin, 1863-1938

Stanislavski, 1863-1938

Stanislavski, Constantin

Stanislavski Constantin 1863-1938

Stanislavski, K. S

Stanislavski, K. S., 1863-1938

Stanislavski, Konstantin, 1863-1938

Stanislavski, Konstantin Sergeevich

Stanislavskĭ, Konstantin Sergeevitch Alekseev

Stanislavskĭ Konstantin Sergeevitch Alekseev 1863-1938

Stanislavski Konstantine Sergueevitch 1863-1938

Stanislavskiı̆, K. S., 1863-1938

Stanislavskiĭ, K. S. (Konstantin Sergeevich), 1863-1938

Stanislavskii, Konstantin Sergeevich

Stanislavskiĭ, Konstantin Sergeevich, 1863-1938

Stanislavskiĭ, Konstantin Sergeevitch

Stanislavskiĭ Konstantin Sergeevitch 1863-1938

Stanislavskij, 1863-1938

Stanislavskij 1863-1938 K. S.

Stanislavskij, Constantin, 1863-1938

Stanislavskij, K. S.

Stanislavskij, K. S., 1863-1938

Stanislavskij, Konstantin, 1863-1938

Stan̦islavskis, K. S., 1863-1938

Staņislavskis, Konstantins, 1863-1938

Stanislavsky, 1863-1938

Stanislavsky, Constantin

Stanislavsky Constantin 1863-1938

Stanislavsky K. 1863-1938

Stanislavsky, Konstantin, 1863-1938

Stanislawski, 1863-1938

Stanislawski, K.S., 1863-1938

Stanisławski, Konstanty.

Stanisławski, Konstanty, 1863-1938

Stanislawskij, Konstantin Sergejewitsch, 1863-1938

Sŭtʻanisŭllabŭsŭkʻi, 1863-1938

Sutanisurafusukii, Konsutanchin Serugeievitchi, 1863-1938

Алексеев, К. С. (Константин Сергеевич), 1863-1938

Алексеев К. С. режиссер 1863-1938

Алексеев, Константин Сергеевич, 1863-1938

Алексѣев, Константин Сергѣевич, 1863-1938

Станиславский 1863-1938

Станиславский, К. С. (Константин Сергеевич), 1863-1938

Станиславский, Константин Сергеевич, 1863-1938

סטניסלבסקי, ק. ס.

ستانيسلافسكي، كونستانتين

قسطنطين ستانسلافسكي

كونستانتين ستانيسلافسكي

スタニスラフスキー, K

スタニスラフスキー, コンスタンチン


Creating a roleStanislavsky on the art of the stageMy life in artAn actor's handbook : an alphabetical arrangement of concise statements on aspects of actingStanislavski's legacy : a collection of comments on a variety of aspects of an actor's art and lifeStanislavski on operaAn actor's work on a roleK. Stanislavsky, 1863-1963, man and actor, Stanislavsky and the world theatre, Stanislavsky's letters