Stanislavski, Constantin

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Stanislavski, Constantin Gender: M
Konstantin Sergeyevich Alexeyev
born on 5 January 1863 Jul.Cal. (17 Jan 1863 greg.)
Place Moscow, Russian Federation, 55n45, 37e35
Timezone LMT m37e35 (is local mean time)
Data source
Date w/o time
Rodden Rating X
Collector: Starkman
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 26°50' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif or s_capcol.18.gif

Constantin Stanislavski


Russian actor, director, and producer, founder of the Moscow Art Theatre (opened 1898). He is best known for developing the system or theory of acting called the Stanislavsky system, or Stanislavsky method.

Stanislavski treated theatre-making as a serious endeavour requiring dedication, discipline and integrity. Throughout his life, he subjected his own acting to a process of rigorous artistic self-analysis and reflection. His development of a theorized praxis—in which practice is used as a mode of inquiry and theory as a catalyst for creative development—identifies him as one of the great modern theatre practitioners.

Stanislavski's work was as important to the development of socialist realism in the Soviet Union as it was to that of psychological realism in the United States. It draws on a wide range of influences and ideas, including his study of the modernist and avant-garde developments of his time (naturalism, symbolism and Meyerhold's constructivism),Russian formalism, Yoga, Pavlovian behavioural psychology, James-Lange (via Ribot) psychophysiology and the aesthetics of Pushkin, Gogol, and Tolstoy. He described his approach as 'spiritual Realism'.

He died 7 August 1938.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • friend relationship with Chekhov, Anton (born 17 January 1860 Jul.Cal. (29 Jan 1860 greg.))


Source Notes

Birth time unknown. Starkman rectified it to 15.42 LMT


  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress
  • Vocation : Entertain/Business : Director
  • Vocation : Entertain/Business : Entertain Producer
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator (Stanislavsky method)
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession