stanislavsky

Stanislavski

[stan-uh-slahv-skee, -slahf-; Russian stuh-nyi-slahf-skyee]
noun
Konstantin [kon-stuhn-teen; Russian kuhn-stuhn-tyeen] , (Konstantin Sergeevich Alekseev) 1863–1938, Russian actor, producer, and director.
Also, Stanislavsky.
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Stanislavsky or Stanislavski (ˌstænɪˈslævskɪ, Russian stəniˈslafskij, ˌstænɪˈslævskɪ, Russian stəniˈslafskij)
 
n
Konstantin (kənstanˈtin). 1863--1938, Russian actor and director, cofounder of the Moscow Art Theatre (1897). He is famous for his theory of acting, known as the Method, which directs the actor to find the truth within himself about the role he is playing
 
Stanislavski or Stanislavski
 
n

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Stanislavsky
in ref. to a method of acting, 1924, from Rus. actor and director Konstantin Stanislavsky (1863-1938).
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