Konstantin Stanislavsky

“Stanislavsky’s system focused on the development of artistic truth onstage by teaching actors to “experience the part” during performance. Stanislavsky hoped that the ‘system’ could be applied to all forms of drama, including melodrama, vaudeville, and opera. He organised a series of theatre studios in which young actors were trained in his ‘system.’ At the First Studio, actors were instructed to use their own memories in order to express emotion.”

“Stanislavsky soon observed that some of the actors using or abusing this technique were given to hysteria. He began to search for more reliable means to access emotion, eventually emphasizing the actor’s use of imagination and belief in the given circumstances of the text rather than her/his private and often painful memories.”

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