Stanislavsky’s first experiments with acting styles, as well as the forming and running of his first acting companies, have been well documented, especially in his own autobiography, My Life in Art (1924),.
Stanislavski's 10 Steps
Father of modern acting techniquesWriter of some the most influential acting lessons in modern timesTogether with Vladimir Nemirovich- Danchenko, he created the Moscow Art Theater (MAT) In 1898
Two personal traits helped him as he worked to create his method style of acting: His focused study of other actors, and ability to assimilate their styles; His ability to honestly review his own imperfections and adapt himself
Stanislavski sawthe Meiningen players (a German actingcompany) he learned: The power of crowd scenes Importance of overall mood Value of a rigid acting discipline
Moscow Art Theatre partnership between Stanislavskiand Nemirovich-Danchenko Moscow Art Theatre would be created, and they chose their playwright Anton Chekhov
The production of Chekhov’s play The Sea Gull marked the beginning of the successful relationship between Stanislavski and the playwright
Stanislavski studied how people acted in everyday life, then found a way to bring this genuineness onstage. exercises and techniques for the actor to follow Relaxation: Involved removal of all tension; performer must attain a state of physical and vocal relaxation Concentration and Observation: Focus that should be placed on one object, person or event Specificity: Concrete details, rather than generalities in acting are key