Stanislavsky and the Ethos of Acting

  title={Stanislavsky and the Ethos of Acting},
  author={William B. Worthen},
As a theorist of the stage, Stanislavsky has pervasively influenced the modern theatre. We can see Stanislavsky influencing the Group Theatre and Actors' Studio productions (and their offspring on the American stage, in film, and television), as well as providing a point of departure for students like Vakhtangov and Michael Chekhov, and defining a guiding antithesis for Meyerhold, Brecht, and perhaps Artaud. Even Jerzy Grotowski, who dispenses with many of the performance goals of… CONTINUE READING