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Stanislavsky, Konstantin 1863-1938

Works: 1,654 works in 4,895 publications in 16 languages and 69,928 library holdings
Genres: Biographies  Autobiographies  Personal correspondence  Comedy plays  History  Fiction  Case studies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Handbooks and manuals  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Other, Contributor, Author of introduction, Creator, Honoree, Director, Dedicatee, Editor, Illustrator, Actor
Classifications: PN2062, 792.028
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An actor prepares by Konstantin Stanislavsky( Book )

176 editions published between 1936 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 3,870 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
Building a character by Konstantin Stanislavsky( Book )

118 editions published between 1949 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,896 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stanislavski's "System" offers both a means of mastering the craft of acting and of stimulating the actor's individual creativeness and imagination. Generations of actors have been inspired by his ideas -- the "magic if," "emotional memory," the "unbroken line"--And by that hallmark of Stanislavski's work, an unwavering commitment to theatrical truth
Creating a role by Konstantin Stanislavsky( Book )

83 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,407 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 )

123 editions published between 1950 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,776 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'
An actor's work : a student's diary by Konstantin Stanislavsky( Book )

12 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 1,286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Stanislavski's 'system' has dominated actor-training in the West since his writings were first translated into English in the 1920s and 30s. His systematic attempt to outline a psycho-physical technique for acting single-handedly revolutionised standards of acting in the theatre." "Jean Benedetti has succeeded in translating Stanislavski's huge manual into a lively, fascinating and accurate text in English. He has remained faithful to the author's original intentions, putting the two books previously known as An Actor Prepares and Building A Character back together into one volume, and in a colloquial and readable style for today's actors."--Jacket
An actor's handbook : an alphabetical arrangement of concise statements on aspects of acting by Konstantin Stanislavsky( Book )

39 editions published between 1963 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 1,241 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 reissued, 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 )

49 editions published between 1958 and 2017 in English and held by 1,218 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
An actor's work on a role by Konstantin Stanislavsky( )

17 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and held by 1,087 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Actors Work on a Role is Konstantin Stanislavskys classic exploration of the rehearsal process, applying the techniques of his seminal actor training system to the task of bringing life and truth to ones role
My life in art by Konstantin Stanislavsky( Book )

131 editions published between 1922 and 2018 in 8 languages and held by 1,022 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Konstantin Stanislavski was a Russian director who transformed theatre in the West with his contributions to the birth of Realist theatre and his unprecedented approach to teaching acting. He lived through extraordinary times and his unique contribution to the arts still endures in the twenty-first century. He established the Moscow Art Theatre in 1898 with, among other plays, the premiere of Chekhov's The Seagull. He also survived revolutions, lost his fortune, found wide fame in America, and lived in internal exile under Stalin's Soviet Union
Stanislavski on opera by P. I Rumi︠a︡nt︠s︡ev( Book )

22 editions published between 1975 and 2016 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 873 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company
Stanislavsky produces Othello by Konstantin Stanislavsky( Book )

28 editions published between 1948 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

4 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author applies the Stanislavski theories on acting to the training of children in dramatics. She bases the book on what she terms the "magic question" that can awaken a child's imagination: "What would I do if . . .?" The opening chapters are designed to assist the student in developing an awareness of his senses for the purpose of interpreting a character to an audience and also in gaining a new awareness of himself and his surroundings. Other chapters deal with concentration, memory, use of emotional reactions, communication to an audience, bodily action, and interpersonal relationships with other performers. At the end of the book there is a guide for the parent or teacher about implementing the exercises and practice projects suggested for the child. (Rn)
The seagull by Konstantin Stanislavsky( Book )

12 editions published between 1938 and 1962 in Russian and English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

10 editions published in 1952 in English and Undetermined and held by 185 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
Selected works by Konstantin Stanislavsky( Book )

13 editions published in 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Arbeit des Schauspielers an sich selbst : Tagebuch eines Schülers by Konstantin Stanislavsky( Book )

73 editions published between 1938 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La Construction du personnage by Konstantin Stanislavsky( Book )

32 editions published between 1966 and 2012 in French and Undetermined and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pour la plupart des hommes de théâtre français, Stanislavski est quelque chose comme un saint, un héros, un sage ou un fou. Copeau lui-même disait de lui : " Pendant de longues années, la légende de Constantin Stanislavski a brillé pour moi dans un lointain qui me semblait inaccessible ". En URSS, après avoir été tenu en suspicion après la Révolution d'Octobre, il a été remis sur son socle et transformé, bon gré mal gré, en un redoutable " petit père " du réalisme socialiste ; aux USA, il est devenu, à l'inverse, une espèce de grand sorcier du théâtre adoré au temple désaffecté de l'Actor's Studio. Or dans ce livre Stanislavski résume finalement très simplement l'essentiel de son expérience et de son enseignement : pour lui il s'agit avant tout d'incarner sur scène un personnage au lieu de se contenter de le revivre, démarche qui suppose le contrôle et la critique de soi, grâce à l'usage équilibré d'une technique tant spirituelle que corporelle. Vie intérieure et vie extérieure doivent se soutenir mutuellement afin de libérer totalement l'acteur. Loin d'être asservi, il devient alors créateur, jouant à volonté de son instrument et trouve, comme l'a dit Jouvet, avec le véritable sens de son métier, celui de sa propre vie
An actor's work by Konstantin Stanislavsky( )

6 editions published between 2016 and 2019 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Stanislavski's 'system' has dominated actor-training in the West since his writings were first translated into English in the 1920s and 30s. His systematic attempt to outline a psycho-physical technique for acting single-handedly revolutionized standards of acting in the theatre."--Publisher description
K. Stanislavsky, 1863-1963, man and actor, Stanislavsky and the world theatre, Stanislavsky's letters by Konstantin Stanislavsky( Book )

6 editions published between 1963 and 1965 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La formation de l'acteur by Konstantin Stanislavsky( Book )

8 editions published between 1979 and 2001 in French and Undetermined and held by 126 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
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Building a character Creating a role
Building a characterCreating a roleStanislavsky on the art of the stageAn actor's work : a student's diaryAn 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 lifeAn actor's work on a roleMy life in artStanislavski on opera
Alternative Names
Alekséev, Konstantin, 1863-1938

Alekseev, Konstantin S. 1863-1938

Alekseev, Konstantin Sergeevič

Aleksěev, Konstantin Sergěevič 1863-1938

Alekseev Konstantin Sergeevich

Alekseev Konstantin Sergeevich (1863-1938)

Alekseev, Konstantin Sergejvic̆ 1863-1938

Alekseev, Konstantin Sergueevitch

Alekseev Konstantin Sergueevitch 1863-1938

Alekseiev, Konstantine

Alekseiev, Konstantine 1863-1938

Alekseiev, Konstantine Sergueievitch

Aleksejev, Konstantin.

Aleksejev, Konstantin Sergejevic

Aleksejev, Konstantin Sergejevič, 1863-1938

Aleksejev-Stanislavski, Konstantin.

Aleksejevas Konstantinas

Alekseyev Konstantin Sergeyevich

Alekseyev, Konstantin Sergeyevich, 1863-1938

Aleksi︠e︡ev, Konstantin Sergi︠e︡evich

Aleksi︠e︡ev, Konstantin Sergi︠e︡evich, 1863-1938

Aleksiejew, K. S.

Alexeiev Constantin Sergeievich

Alexeiev Constantin Sergeievich (1863-1938)

Alexejew, Konstantin S. 1863-1938

Alexejew, Konstantin Sergejewitsch 1863-1938

Alexeyev Konstantin Sergeyevich

Alexeyev, Konstantin Sergeyevich, 1863-1938

Constantin Stanislavski

Constantin Stanislavski ator, diretor, escritor, pedagogo e pesquisador teatral

Constantinus Stanislavskij

Konstantin Sergeevič Stanislavskij attore, regista e scrittore russo

Konstantin Sergejeviĉ Stanislavski

Konstantin Sergejevič Stanislavskij

Konstantin Sergejewitsch Stanislawski

Konstantin Sergejewitsch Stanislawski Russisch - sovietischer Schausteller und Theaterregisseur

Konstantin Stanislavski acteur et metteur en scène russe

Konstantín Stanislavski actor, director y pedagogo teatral ruso

Konstantin Stanislavski Russian and Soviet actor and theatre director

Konstantin Stanislavski toneelregisseur uit Keizerrijk Rusland (1863-1938)

Konstantin Stanislavskij

Konstantin Stanislawski

Konstantin Stanisławski rosyjski reżyser teatralny, aktor, etyk teatru

Konstantinas Stanislavskis

Konstantīns Staņislavskis

Konsztantyin Szergejevics Sztanyiszlavszkij orosz színész, rendező

Sitanni 1863-1938

Sitannisilafusiji 1863-1938

Stānīslāfskī, Kūnstāntīn

Stānīslāfskī, Kūnstāntīn 1863-1938

Stanislavlski, Konstantin 1863-1938


Stanislavski 1863-1938

Stanislavski, C.

Stanislavski Constantin

Stanislavski Constantin 1863-1938

Stanislavski, Constantin S. 1863-1938

Stanislavski, Constantin Sergueïevitch, 1863-1938

Stanislavski, Constantin Sergueievitch Alexeev

Stanislavski, Constantin Sergueievitch Alexeev, 1863-1938

Stanislavski, Constantino S.

Stanislavski K.S.

Stanislavskí, K. S., 1863-1938

Stanislávski, Konstantin

Stanislavski, Konstantin 1863-1938

Stanislavski, Konstantin S. 1863-1938

Stanislavski, Konstantin Sergeevich

Stanislavskĭ, Konstantin Sergeevitch Alekseev

Stanislavskĭ Konstantin Sergeevitch Alekseev 1863-1938

Stanislavski, Konstantin Sergejevič

Stanislavski, Konstantin Sergejevič 1863-1938

Stanislavski, Konstantin Sergejevits

Stanislavski, Konstantin Sergueevitch 1863-1938

Stanislavski, Konstantine Sergheïevitch Alexeïv

Stanislavski, Konstantine Sergheïevitch Alexeïv, 1863-1938

Stanislavski Konstantine Sergueevitch 1863-1938

Stanislavskiı̆, K. S. 1863-1938

Stanislavskiĭ, K. S. (Konstantin Sergeevich)

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

Stanislavskiĭ, Konstantin Sergeevich

Stanislavskiĭ, Konstantin Sergeevich 1863-1938

Stanislavskiĭ, Konstantin Sergeevitch

Stanislavskiĭ, Konstantin Sergeevitch 1863-1938

Stanislavskij 1863-1938

Stanislavskij, C. S. 1863-1938

Stanislavskij, Constantin 1863-1938

Stanislavskij, K.

Stanislavskij K.S.

Stanislavskij, K.S. 1863-1938

Stanislavskij, Konstantij Sergejevič, 1863-1938

Stanislavskij, Konstantin.

Stanislavskij, Konstantin 1863-1938

Stanislavskij, Konstantin S. 1863-1938

Stanislavskij, Konstantin Sergeevič

Stanislavskij, Konstantin Sergěevič 1863-1938

Stanislavskij, Konstantin Sergeevič Alekseev

Stanislavskij, Konstantin Sergejevic̆ 1863-1938

Staníslavskíj, Konstantín Sergejevítsj, 1863-1938

Stanislavskij, Konstantin Sergejewitsch 1863-1938

Stanislavskij, Konstantin Sergueevič 1863-1938

Stanìslavs'kij, Kostântin.


Stanislavskis K.

Staņislavskis, K. (Konstantīns), 1863-1938

Stan̦islavskis, K. S. 1863-1938

Staņislavskis, K. S. (Konstantīns S.), 1863-1938

Stanislavskis Konstantinas

Staņislavskis, Konstantīns, 1863-1938

Stanislavskiy Konstantin Sergeyevich


Stanislavsky 1863-1938

Stanislavsky Constantin

Stanislavsky Constantin 1863-1938

Stanislavsky, Constantino S.

Stanislavsky, K. 1863-1938

Stanislavsky, K. S.

Stanislavsky Konstantin

Stanislavsky, Konstantin 1863-1938

Stanislavsky, Konstantin s. 1863-1938

Stanislavsky, Konstantin Sergejevič 1863-1938

Stanislavsky, Konstantin Sergeyevich

Stanislavsky, Konstantin Sergeyevich 1863-1938


Stanislawski 1863-1938

Stanislawski, Constantin

Stanislawski, Constantin 1863-1938

Stanisławski, K. S.

Stanislawski, K.S. 1863-1938

Stanisławski, Konstantin.

Stanislawski, Konstantin 1863-1938

Stanislawski, Konstantin S.

Stanislawski, Konstantin S. 1863-1938

Stanislawski, Konstantin Sergejewitsch 1863-1938

Stanislawski, Konstantv

Stanisławski, Konstanty.

Stanisławski, Konstanty 1863-1938

Stanislawskij, K. S. 1863-1938

Stanislawskij Konstantin S.

Stanislawskij, Konstantin S. 1863-1938

Stanislawskij Konstantin Sergejewitsch

Stanislawskij Konstantin Sergejewitsch (1863-1938)

Stanislawskij, Konstatnin Sergejewitsch 1863-1938

Stanisllavski, K. S.

Stаnislаvskij, Konstаntin S.

Sutanisufusukii Konsutanchin Serugeievitchi

Sŭtʻanisŭllabŭsŭkʻi 1863-1938

Sutanisurafusukii, Konsutanchin Serugeievitchi 1863-1938

Κονσταντίν Στανισλάφσκι Ρώσος σκηνοθέτης θεάτρου

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

Алексеев Константин Сергеевич

Алексеев, Константин Сергеевич 1863-1938

Алексѣев, Константин Сергѣевич 1863-1938

Канстантын Станіслаўскі

Канстанцін Сяргеевіч Станіслаўскі

Константин Сергеевич Алексеев

Константин Станиславски руски актьор и режисьор

Станiславський Костянтин Сергiйович

Станиславски, Константин (1863-1938).

Станиславский К.

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

Станиславский К.С.

Станиславский, К.С. 1863-1938

Станиславский, К. С. (Константин Сергеевич )

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

Станиславский, Константин, 1863-1938

Станиславский, Константин С

Станиславский, Константин Сергеевич

Станиславский, Константин Сергеевич 1863-1938

Станиславский, Константин Сергеевич (Алексеев)

Станиславский Константин Сергеевич театр режиссёры, актёр, педагог һәм театр реформаторы

Станіславський Костянтин Сергійович

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סטאניסלאבסקי, קונסטאנטין סרגייביץ

סטניסלבסקי, ק. ס.

סטניסלבסקי, ק. ס., 1863-1938

סטניסלבסקי, קונסטנטין, 1863-1938

קונסטנטין סטניסלבסקי

ستانيسلافسكي، كونستانتين

قسطنطين ستانسلافسكي

قسطنطين ستانيسلافسكى

قسطنطين ستانيسلافسكي

كونستانتين ستانيسلافسكي

کنستانتین استانیسلاوسکی

کونسستانتن ستانسلاوسکی

کۆنستانتین ستانیسلاڤسکی

कोन्स्तांतिन स्त्नानिस्लावस्की

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