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Stanislavski

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[stan-uh-slahv-skee, -slahf-; Russian stuh-nyi-slahf-skyee] /ˌstæn əˈslɑv ski, -ˈslɑf-; Russian stə nyɪˈslɑf skyi/
noun
1.
Konstantin
[kon-stuh n-teen;; Russian kuh n-stuhn-tyeen] /ˈkɒn stənˌtin;; Russian kən stʌnˈtyin/ (Show IPA),
(Konstantin Sergeevich Alekseev) 1863–1938, Russian actor, producer, and director.
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  • I could see him using the stanislavsky method to feel his way to the answer.

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  • Mr. Weldon is a friend of mine—I used to be an actor, too, before I joined the force—and he's a follower of stanislavsky.

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  • I worked at it for half an hour or so with the deep concentration you acquire when you use the stanislavsky method.

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British Dictionary definitions for stanislavsky

Stanislavsky

/ˌstænɪˈslævskɪ; Russian stəniˈslafskij/
noun
1.
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
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Word Origin and History for stanislavsky

Stanislavsky

adj.

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

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