- NAME: Constantin Stanislavski
- OCCUPATION: Theater Actor
- BIRTH DATE: January 1863
- DEATH DATE: August 07, 1938
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Moscow, Russia
- PLACE OF DEATH: Moscow, Russia
- Originally: Constantin Sergeyevich Alekseyev
- AKA: Konstantin Sergeyevich Stanislavski
- AKA: Constantin Sergeyevich Stanislavski
- AKA: Constantin Stanislavski
- AKA: Konstantin Stanislavski
- AKA: Konstantin Sergeevich Alekseev
- AKA: Konstantin Sergeyevich Alekseyev
- AKA: Constantin Sergeevich Alekseev
- AKA: Konstantin Sergeevich Stanislavski
- AKA: Stanislavski
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Constantin Stanislavski was a Russian stage actor and director who developed the naturalistic performance technique known as the "Stanislavsky method," or method acting.
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The Moscow Art Theatre undertook a world tour between 1922 and 1924; the company traveled to various parts of Europe and the United States. Several members of the theater decided to stay in the United States after the tour was over, and would go on to instruct performers that included Lee Strasberg and Stella Adler. These actors in turn helped to form the Group Theatre, which would later lead to the creation of the Actors Studio. Method acting became a highly influential,
After the 1917 Russian Revolution, Stanislavski faced some criticism for not producing communist works, yet he was able to maintain his company's unique perspective and not contend with an imposed artistic vision. During a performance to commemorate the Moscow Art Theatre's 30th anniversary, Stanislavski suffered a heart attack.
Stanislavski spent his later years focusing on his writing, directing and teaching. He died on August 7, 1938, in the city of his birth.
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