Constantin Stanislavski was born on January 17th 1863, in Moscow.
Stanislavski evolved his own system of preparing plays which resulted
in remarkable ensemble acting.
After he finished school, Stanislavski did not like the melodramatic
style of acting which was popular in Russia, and throughout the rest
of the world. Stanislavski met with a successful playwright and teacher
of theatre, called Vladimir Nemitovich - Danchenko to discuss ways of
changing Russian theatre. They met on 22 June 1897.
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such as intelligence, complete self discipline, perfect control over voice,
diction, physical movement and the ability to experience a whole range
of human emotions from his actors. He expected actors to analyse
completely their characters so they could understand why they behaved
the way they did. He instructed all his actors to analyse themselves as
well as the characters.
Stanislavski developed a style of realism which still influences plays
and actors all over the world.