Stanislavski Influences

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  1. Vocal training
    • 1884 with Fyodor Petrovich Kamissarzhevsky
    • (prof at Moscow Conservatory)
    • explored co-ordination of voice and body
    • devised exercises in moving/sitting stationary "rhythmically"
    • anticipated Stan's later use of "Physical Action"
  2. Moscow Arts School
  3. Society of Arts and Literature
    • 1888
    • Stan's "theatrical artificiality" uncovered by Fedatov
  4. Maly Theatre - Shepkin
    • "House of Schepkin"
    • promoted "an actor of feeling"
    • underneath skin and identify thoughts and feelings
    • Shepkin's legacy - emphasis on a disciplined, ensemble approach
    • importance of extensive rehearsals and use of careful observation
  5. Maly Theatre - Fedatova
    • Shepkin's student, Stan's teacher
    • responsible for instilling that a disciplined commitment to acting and extensive training was needed
    • Stan realises the value of training and discipline in theatre
  6. Natural and Realism
    • Gogol "Let us be complex and simple as life itself"
    • seeks to replicate perfect illusion of reality (detailed set, realistic acting style)
    • Realism is theory of naturalism put into practice - slice of life, emphasis on subtext
  7. Naturalism growth
    • late 19th century
    • reflects society of the day
    • Emile Zola "theatre should be closer to reality"
    • reflect ideas of scientific discovery
    • as proletariat grew, so did popularity
    • wanted modern theatre for modern age - reflect their concerns
  8. Thomasso Salvini
    • saw true dedication and preparation that went into role
    • apply these elements in own career
    • realised importance of preparing "soul" of character
    • not just outward interpretation
  9. Ernesto Rossi
    • invaluable advice after failed production of Othello
    • "I can recommend you only one teacher... you yourself"
    • stop copying others and take initiative
    • further work on himself as an actor
  10. German Meininger Company background
    • known for historically accurate plays (place/period)
    • direction of Chronegk - importance of historical truth (costume/set/props/mise-en-scenes)
    • meticulous accuracy added to realism
    • loved tightly controlled/director focussed mode of theatre making
  11. Fruits of Knowledge
    • 1891
    • made use of Stencils (technique of imitating other great actors)
    • turned to Chronegk's despotic directing
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Stanislavski Influences
2014-05-13 14:02:31
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