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AEDRA1 - Representational Realism - Semester 1: Constantin Stanislavski

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Suggested articles would include:

  • Stanislavski in America: This article focuses on the influence of the acting theories of Russian actor Constantine Stanislavski in the U.S. It states that Stanislavski's connection to the U.S. started when he took his Moscow Art Theatre on tour to escape from the aftermath of a devastating war, two revolutions, and four years of civil war in Russia. Furthermore, it says that the factors that caused the influence of Stanislavski in the U.S. include his realism, his taste for romance, and the fact that he is not English.
  • He did nothing for money: Konstantin Stanislavsky became legendary very quickly. It is now hard to see even traces of the real man, who was a co-founder of the Moscow Art Theater and whose ''system'' is still alive today in the generations of actors trained in this country by Stella Adler and Lee Strasberg. 

  • 150 Years With Stanislavsky: Until the middle of the twentieth century, caricatures of American actors commonly depicted a histrionic performer with one hand on his breast and the other extended toward the balcony while he declaimed, "To be or not to be." Then, around the 1950s, this cartoon image gave way to another that of a jittery mumbler in a t-shirt who confided his words to his chest.

Stanislavski's System

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A sample bibliography for 3 resources suggested on this page would look like:

Konstantin Stanislavsky 2019. Britannica School. Retrieved 14 February 2019, from

Naturalism and Stanislavski 2019, BBC, accessed 14 February 2019, <>.

PROFFER, ELLENDEA. "HE DID NOTHING FOR MONEY." New York Times, 05 Mar 1989. elibrary,


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