Stanislavski method


Sta·​ni·​slav·​ski method ˌsta-nə-ˈslaf-ski- How to pronounce Stanislavski method (audio)
: a technique in acting by which an actor strives to empathize with the character being portrayed so as to effect a realistic interpretation

Examples of Stanislavski method in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And is everyone there doing the method, the Stanislavski method kind of acting? Seth Abramovitch, The Hollywood Reporter, 26 Aug. 2022 The Stanislavski method of acting teaches us to incorporate our actual experiences into our Craft. Michael Ian Black, The New Yorker, 29 Mar. 2021

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Word History


Konstantin Stanislavsky

First Known Use

1941, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Stanislavski method was in 1941

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“Stanislavski method.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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