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Konstantin Stanislavsky Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: MS179

Scope and Contents

The archive is comprised of ~65 handwritten letters from Stanislavskii to Elizabeth Hapgood, 6 telegrams and 3 typed letters. The correspondence ranges from 1928 to 1936 and concerns Stanislavskii’s thoughts on art, his acting studios and workshops, various dramatic and operatic productions, especially Dead Souls and The Golden Cockerel, the fates of various writers and artists he has known, European and American political affairs in the interim between the Wars, and personal reminiscences.

Dates

  • 1928 - 1936

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on use of the materials in the department for research; all patrons must comply with federal copyright regulations.

Extent

1 Boxes

Language of Materials

Russian

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.

Arrangement

Letters are arranged by date.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased by Charles Deering McCormick Library of Special Collections Curator Scott Krafft from Fae Fuerst, a granddaughter of Elizabeth Hapgood in 2014.
Title
Guide to the Konstantin Stanislavsky Correspondence, 1928-1936
Author
Kolter Campbell
Date
March 10, 2021
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Repository Details

Part of the Charles Deering McCormick Library of Special Collections Repository

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