Konstantin Stanislavsky Correspondence
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.
- 1928 - 1936
- Stanislavsky, Konstantin, 1863-1938 (Person)
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.
Language of Materials
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.
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.
- Hapgood, Elizabeth Reynolds (Person)
- Guide to the Konstantin Stanislavsky Correspondence, 1928-1936
- Kolter Campbell
- March 10, 2021
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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