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Date of Birth:
January 5, 1863
Date of Death:
August 7, 1938
Constantin Sergeyevich Stanislavski , was a Russian actor and theatre director.
Stanislavski's innovative contribution to modern European and American realistic acting has remained at the heart of mainstream western performance training for much of the last century. Building on the directorially-unified aesthetic and ensemble playing of the Meiningen company and the naturalistic staging of Antoine and the independent theatre movement, Stanislavski organized his realistic techniques into a coherent and usable system. Thanks to its promotion and development by acting teachers who were former students and the many translations of his theoretical writings, Stanislavski's system acquired an unprecedented ability to cross cultural boundaries and developed an international reach, dominating debates about acting in the West.