Acting Theories of Stanislafsky and Meyerhold

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Abstract

This chapter investigates the presence of the ‘problem of the actor’ (as put forth by Denis Diderot in the eighteenth century) in the work (both written work and production history) of Constantin Stanislavsky and Vsevolod Meyerhold in early twentieth century Russian theatre. The 12,000 word chapter puts forward the thesis that the aporia in the theories and ideas of Stanislavsky inhibits any solution to the problem, while Meyerhold’s writings and work succeed in attempting to release the actor from the problem. It examines precisely how Meyerhold’s was able to do this.
Translated title of the contributionActing Theories of Stanislafsky and Meyerhold
Original languageWelsh
Title of host publicationYsgrifau ar Theatr a Pherfformio
EditorsLisa Lewis, Anwen Jones
Place of PublicationCaerdydd
PublisherUniversity of Wales Press
Pages75-102
Number of pages27
ISBN (Electronic)978-0-7083-2657-2
ISBN (Print)978-0-7083-2651-0
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 1 Jan 2012

Keywords

  • theatre and performance
  • constantin stanislavsky
  • vsevolod meyerhold

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