Konstantin Stanislavisky

Konstantin Stanislavisky

Russian Actor, Theatre director, Teacher

Lived from: 1863-1968

Category: Movie

Quotes: Konstantin Stanislavisky

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    Create your own method. Don't depend slavishly on mine. Make up something that will work for you! But keep breaking traditions, I beg you.
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    Do not try to push your way through to the front ranks of your profession; do not run after distinctions and rewards; but do your utmost to find an entry into the world of beauty.
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    Love the art in yourself and not yourself in the art.
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    Our demands are simple, normal, and therefore they are difficult to satisfy. All we ask is that an actor on the stage live in accordance with natural laws
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    Remember: there are no small parts, only small actors.
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    Success is transient, evanescent. The real passion lies in the poignant acquisition of knowledge about all the shading and subtleties of the creative secrets.
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    Talent is nothing but a prolonged period of attention and a shortened period of mental assimilation.
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    The direct effect on our mind is achieved by the words, the text, the thought, which arouse consideration. Our will is directly affected by the super-objective, by other objectives, by a through line of action. Our feelings are directly worked upon by tempo-rhythm.
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    The greatest wisdom is to realize one's lack of it
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    The main factor in any form of creativeness is the life of a human spirit, that of the actor and his part, their joint feelings and subconscious creation.
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    Unless the theatre can ennoble you, make you a better person, you should flee from it.
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    We have as many planes of speech as does a painting planes of perspective which create perspective in a phrase. The most important word stands out most vividly defined in the very foreground of the sound plane. Less important words create a series of deeper planes.
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    A true priest is aware of the presence of the altar during every moment that he is conducting a service. It is exactly the same way that a true artist should react to the stage all the time he is in the theater. An actor who is incapable of this feeling will never be a true artist.
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