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Stanislavsky, Konstantin, 1863-1938

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1863 - 1938

Konstantin Sergeevich Stanislavskii (né Alexeev), one of the central figures in 20th Century theatre, was an actor, director, producer and theorist of acting. Together with Vladimir Nemirovich-Danchenko, he founded the Moscow Art Theatre in 1898; the theatre was pivotal in the careers of many notable figures, including Anton Chekhov, Maksim Gor’kii, Mikhail Bulgakov and Vsevolod Meyerhold. His “system” of preparing and training actors for performance has been profoundly influential internationally. Elizabeth Reynolds Hapgood was a slavist, linguist and translator; she was the first head of the Russian Department at Columbia University and started the Russian Department at Dartmouth College. She became acquainted with Stanislavskii in 1924 and soon thereafter became his translator. She translated into English My Life in Art (Моя жизнь в искусстве), An Actor Prepares, Building a Character and Creating a Role (Работа актера над собой).

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Konstantin Stanislavsky Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: MS179
Abstract Konstantin Sergeevich Stanislavskii (né Alexeev), one of the central figures in 20th Century theatre, was an actor, director, producer and theorist of acting. The archive is comprised of ~65 handwritten letters from Stanislavskii to Elizabeth Hapgood, 6 telegrams and 3 typed letters.
Dates: 1928 - 1936