Stanislavski

ConstantinStanislavskiwasbornonJanuary17th1863,inMoscow.
Stanislavskievolvedhisownsystemofpreparingplays whichresulted
Afterhefinishedschool,Stanislavskididnotlikethemelodramatic
styleofactingwhichwaspopularinRussia,andthroughouttherest
oftheworld.Stanislavskimetwithasuccessfulplaywrightandteacher
oftheatre,calledVladimirNemitovich – Danchenkotodiscusswaysof
changingRussiantheatre.Theymeton22June1897.Afterthis
meetingtheyformedtheMoscowArtTheatre,whichwasestablished
withtheaimoffindingnewtruthandrealismintheatre.
In1906hebegantodevelopasystemfortrainingactors.Hewas
alsoworkingasanactorandadirectoratthistime.In1913heset
upanexperimentaltheatredesignedtodevelopactingtechniques,
On29thOctober1928Stanislavskihadaheartattack.Thisforced
him togiveupacting,buthewasabletoconcentrateondirecting,
teachingandwritingfortherestofhislife.
Thismethodhadascientificapproachandwasdevelopedovermany
yearsoftrialanderror.Itrequiresanactortoexperiencethefeeling
ofliving thelifeofanotherperson.Thebasisofhisapproachwas
thatactorsmustbelieveeverythingthatwashappening on stage.
Stanislavskimadethispossiblebyteachingactorstorecalltheirown
feelingsandexperiences.Itaims firstatgettingtheactortoarousethe
emotionstheyhavefeltinthepast.Thiscanthenbetransformedinto
thecharactertheyareportraying.
Observationwasanother importantaspectofStanislavski’steaching.He