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Stanislavsky, Konstantin 1863-1938

Works: 1,220 works in 3,333 publications in 15 languages and 54,285 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Records and correspondence  History  Case studies  Handbooks, manuals, etc  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Anecdotes 
Roles: Author, Other, Author of introduction, Creator, Honoree, Dedicatee, Director, Illustrator
Classifications: PN2062, 792.028
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An actor prepares by Konstantin Stanislavsky( Book )

127 editions published between 1936 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 3,762 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 )

77 editions published between 1956 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 2,931 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
Building a character by Konstantin Stanislavsky( Book )

88 editions published between 1949 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,872 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
Stanislavsky on the art of the stage by Konstantin Stanislavsky( Book )

36 editions published between 1950 and 2010 in English and held by 1,660 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 )

65 editions published between 1938 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 1,362 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."--BOOK JACKET
An actor's handbook : an alphabetical arrangement of concise statements on aspects of acting by Konstantin Stanislavsky( Book )

26 editions published between 1963 and 2004 in English and held by 1,232 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 )

28 editions published between 1958 and 2012 in English and held by 1,200 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 )

67 editions published between 1924 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,138 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 834 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company
The magic if; Stanislavski for children by Elizabeth Y Kelly( Book )

5 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stanislavsky produces Othello by Konstantin Stanislavsky( Book )

16 editions published between 1948 and 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

44 editions published between 1938 and 2007 in French and held by 290 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 )

86 editions published between 1922 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theater, Regie und Schauspieler by Konstantin Stanislavsky( Book )

41 editions published between 1955 and 2002 in German and Russian and held by 218 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 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La Construction du personnage by Konstantin Stanislavsky( Book )

26 editions published between 1966 and 2006 in French and Portuguese and held by 153 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

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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.

Stanislavski, K. S

Stanislavski, K. S. 1863-1938

Stanislavski, Konstantin

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

Stanislavskiĭ, Konstantin Sergeevitch

Stanislavskiĭ Konstantin Sergeevitch 1863-1938

Stanislavskij 1863-1938

Stanislavskij , Constantin

Stanislavskij, Constantin 1863-1938

Stanislavskij, K.S.

Stanislavskij, K. S. 1863-1938

Stanislavskij, Konstantin.

Stanislavskij, Konstantin 1863-1938

Stanislavskij , Konstantin S.

Stanislavskij, Konstantin Sergeevič

Stanislavskij, Konstantin Sergeevič 1863-1938

Stanislavskij, Konstantin Sergejewitsch 1863-1938

Stanislavskij, Konstantin Sergueevič 1863-1938

Stan̦islavskis, K. S. 1863-1938

Staņislavskis, Konstantins, 1863-1938


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 Sergejevič 1863-1938

Stanislavsky, Kostantin

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Stanislawski 1863-1938

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

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 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

Станиславский, Константин Сергеевич 1863-1938

סטאניסלאבסקי, קונסטאנטין סרגייביץ

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 roleBuilding a characterStanislavsky 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 lifeMy life in artStanislavski on operaK. Stanislavsky, 1863-1963, man and actor, Stanislavsky and the world theatre, Stanislavsky's letters