My Life in Art

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Taylor & Francis, 1952 - Biography & Autobiography - 582 pages
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Describes his role in the Alexeiev Circle, the Society of Art and Literature, and the Moscow Art Theatre; his development of what became "method acting"; and his relations with Anton Chekhov, Anton Rubenstein, Leo Tolstoy, Maurice Maeterlinck, Isadora Duncan and Gordon Craig.
  

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User Review  - Ben Roberts-waite - Goodreads

This is the best place to start with Stanislavski. The other books can be easily misconstrued and misinterpreted but this being an account of his life, contextualises and thus clarifies his ideas and ... Read full review

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User Review  - Sam - Goodreads

I thought that "My Life in Art" - especially my edition, which is the most current translation of the Russian version with wonderfully illuminating footnotes and addendum - was a fantastic read ... Read full review

Contents

Old Russia
3
Family Life
12
Struggles with Obstinacy
21
Value of Childish Impressions
32
Play Days
39
Our Home Theatre
58
A Suddenly Discovered Talent
66
Russ1an Dramatic Schools
76
THE PRODUCTIONS OF THE Moscow ART THEATRE
329
XXXIL THE LINE OF THE FANTASTIC
340
SYMBOLISM AND IMPRESSIONISM
344
THE SEAGULL
352
UNCLE VANYA
360
THE JOURNEY TO THE CRIMEA IN 1900
364
THE THREE SISTERS
370
THE FIRST JOURNEY TO PETROGRAD
376

The Little Theatre
91
The Conservatory
103
Anton Rubenstein
109
Attempts in Operettas
116
The Opera
132
The Mamontov Circle
141
The Society of Art and Literature
148
Fundamentals of Art Material
161
Marriage
169
Character Parts
180
Genius of Director Kroner
196
First Experience as a Director
207
Lev Tolstoy
217
Uriel Acosta
226
The Polish Jew
238
The Professional Theatre
246
New Stage Effects
256
CRAPTU PAG1 XXVI TOMMASO SALVINI THE ELDER
265
OTHELLO
277
MEETING WITH NEMIROVICHDANCHENKO
288
MY SUMMER IN PUSHKINO
300
THE FOUNDING OF THE Moscow ART THEATRE
311
JOURNEYS TO THE PROVINCES
382
THE LINE OF SOCIAL AND POLITICAL MOODS 300
390
THE POWER OF DARKNESS AND THE ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE
400
JULIUS CESAR
408
THE LAST YEAR WITH CHEKHOV
415
THE CHERRY ORCHARD
420
THE STUDIO ON POVARSKAYA
425
OUR FIRST JOURNEY ABROAD
439
THE CABBAGE PARTIES
450
THE BEGINNINGS OF My SYSTEM
458
LEOPOLD SULERJITSKY
468
THE DRAMA OF LIFE
472
DISAPPOINTMENTS
484
THE LIFE OF MAN
493
A VISIT TO MAETERLINCK
498
ISADORA DUNCAN AND GORDON CRAIG
505
THE FIRST STUDIO
525
A MONTH IN THE COUNTRY
542
THE SECOND REVOLUTION
550
MY LIFE IN ART
563
APPENDICES
573

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About the author (1952)

Stanislavsky was an actor, theatre director, and teacher, born in Moscow. He co-founded the Moscow Society of Art and Literature.