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Stanislavsky, Konstantin 1863-1938

Works: 1,255 works in 3,257 publications in 8 languages and 52,448 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Records and correspondence  History  Case studies  Handbooks, manuals, etc 
Roles: Other, Creator, Author of introduction, Honoree, Dedicatee, Director, Illustrator
Classifications: PN2062, 792.028
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An actor prepares by Konstantin Stanislavsky ( Book )
119 editions published between 1936 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 3,743 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 )
89 editions published between 1949 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,862 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 )
56 editions published between 1961 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Stanislavski's 'system' or interpretations of it - has become the central force determining almost every performance we see on stage or screen. His classic texts 'An Actor Prepares', 'Building a Character and Creating a Role' have stood the test of time as inspirational guides for actors all over the world
Stanislavsky on the art of the stage by Konstantin Stanislavsky ( Book )
38 editions published between 1950 and 2010 in English and held by 1,662 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 handbook : an alphabetical arrangement of concise statements on aspects of acting by Konstantin Stanislavsky ( Book )
24 editions published between 1963 and 2004 in English and held by 1,234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Stanislavski's legacy : a collection of comments on a variety of aspects of an actor's art and life by Konstantin Stanislavsky ( Book )
27 editions published between 1958 and 2012 in English and held by 1,204 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
My life in art by Konstantin Stanislavsky ( Book )
61 editions published between 1924 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
First published in 1987. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company
Stanislavski on opera by P. I Rumi︠a︡nt︠s︡ev ( Book )
13 editions published between 1975 and 2013 in English and held by 837 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company
An actor's work on a role by Konstantin Stanislavsky ( Book )
10 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An Actor's Work on a Role is Konstantin Stanislavski's exploration of the rehearsal process, applying the techniques of his seminal actor training system to the task of bringing truth to one's chosen role. Originally published over half a century ago as Creating a Role, this book was the third in a planned trilogy - after An Actor Prepares and Building a Character, now combined in An Actor's Work - in which Stanislavski sets out his psychological, physical and practical vision of actor training. This new translation from renowned scholar Jean Benedetti not only includes Stanislavski's origin
The magic if; Stanislavski for children by Elizabeth Y Kelly ( Book )
5 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Stanislavsky produces Othello by Konstantin Stanislavsky ( Book )
15 editions published between 1948 and 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La formation de l'acteur by Konstantin Stanislavsky ( Book )
43 editions published between 1938 and 2007 in French and held by 286 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
Moi︠a︡ zhiznʹ v iskusstve by Konstantin Stanislavsky ( Book )
82 editions published between 1922 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The seagull by Konstantin Stanislavsky ( Book )
4 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
Selected works by Konstantin Stanislavsky ( Book )
8 editions published in 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La Construction du personnage by Konstantin Stanislavsky ( Book )
23 editions published between 1966 and 2006 in French and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
K. Stanislavsky, 1863-1963, man and actor, Stanislavsky and the world theatre, Stanislavsky's letters by Konstantin Stanislavsky ( Book )
5 editions published between 1963 and 2003 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ma vie dans l'art by Konstantin Stanislavsky ( Book )
30 editions published between 1934 and 1999 in French and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Die Arbeit des Schauspielers an der Rolle : Fragmente eines Buches by Konstantin Stanislavsky ( Book )
27 editions published between 1955 and 2002 in German and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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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
Alekseiev, Konstantine, 1863-1938
Alekseiev, Konstantine Sergueievitch
Aleksejev, Konstantin Sergejevič 1863-1938
Aleksejev, Konstantin Sergejevitsj
Alekseyev, Konstantin Sergeyevich 1863-1938
Aleksi︠e︡ev, Konstantin Sergi︠e︡evich 1863-1938
Aleksiejew, K. S.
Alexeiev, Constantin Sergeievich 1863-1938
Alexejew, Konstantin S. 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 , C.
Stanislavski, Constantin
Stanislavski Constantin 1863-1938
Stanislavski, Constantino S.
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Stanislavski, K. S. 1863-1938
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Stanislavski, Konstantin 1863-1938
Stanislavski, Konstantin S. 1863-1938
Stanislavski , Konstantin Sergeevič
Stanislavski, Konstantin Sergeevich
Stanislavskĭ, Konstantin Sergeevitch Alekseev
Stanislavskĭ Konstantin Sergeevitch Alekseev 1863-1938
Stanislavski, Konstantin Sergejevič
Stanislavski, Konstantin Sergueevitch 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
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Stanislavskij, Konstantin Sergejewitsch 1863-1938
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Stan̦islavskis, K. S. 1863-1938
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Stanislavsky Constantin 1863-1938
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Stanislavsky, K. 1863-1938
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Stanislavsky, Konstantin Sergejevič 1863-1938
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Stanislawski, Constantin 1863-1938
Stanisławski, K. S.
Stanislawski, K.S. 1863-1938
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Stanislawski, Konstantin 1863-1938
Stanislawski, Konstantin S
Stanislawski, Konstantin S. 1863-1938
Stanislawski, Konstantin Sergejewitsch
Stanislawski, Konstantin Sergejewitsch 1863-1938
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Stanisławski, Konstanty 1863-1938
Stanislawskij, K. S. 1863-1938
Stanislawskij, Konstantin S.
Stanislawskij, Konstantin S. 1863-1938
Stanislawskij, Konstantin Sergejewitsch 1863-1938
Stanisllavski, K. S.
Sŭtʻanisŭllabŭsŭkʻi 1863-1938
Sutanisurafusukii, Konsutanchin Serugeievitchi 1863-1938
Алексеев, К. С. (Константин Сергеевич), 1863-1938
Алексеев, Константин Сергеевич 1863-1938
Алексѣев, Константин Сергѣевич 1863-1938
Станиславский, К. С 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
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