Konstantin Stanislavsky's reputation is founded on his theory of acting and its application in practice. This volume contains his posthumous work The System and Methods of Creative Art, together with an introductory essay by translator David Magarshack, giving a careful exposition and a critical analysis of his 'system'. Two appendices deal with Stanislavsky's views on stage ethics and melodrama. A comprehensive guide to Stanislavsky's work.
Konstantin Stanislavsky (1863-1938) was a Russian actor and theatre director. His innovative contribution to modern European and American realistic acting has remained at the core of mainstream performance training. Stanislavsky organized his techniques into a coherent and usable system, which acquired an unprecedented ability to cross cultural boundaries and developed an international reach, dominating scholarship about acting in the West.