"Love the art in yourself and not yourself in the art."
The Russian theatre director and actor who pioneered the theatrical field and established the Stanislavski system--the cornerstone of various acting methods worldwide.
Coming from a successful business background, Stanislavski founded the Moscow Art Theatre with Vladimir Nemirovich-Danchenko in 1898. The theatrical company's collaboration with playwright Anton Chekhov yielded classics such as The Seagull, The Three Sisters, Uncle Vanya, and The Cherry Orchard, which remain in the repertoire to date.
Stanislavski's method weaves together interdisciplinary studies with his own cross-cultural background as an actor, director, and businessman in order to bring actors a less rigid technique emphasising spiritual connection and believability in performance. His legacy forever remains at the heart of Western theatrical technique.
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