The Stanislavski System: Acting in the 21st Century

By Kenneth Stilson.

Published by The Humanities Collection

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Through his “system”, Constantin Stanislavski created a teachable approach to acting that is as relevant today as it was one hundred years ago

Keywords: acting; Stanislavski System; actor; performing arts; theatre; theater; stage; television; film; art; artist

International Journal of the Humanities, Volume 3, Issue 1, pp.37-42. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.743MB).

Dr. Kenneth Stilson

Dr. Kenneth L. Stilson, a 1979 serves as Chair of the Department of Theatre and Dance at Southeast Missouri State University. Dr. Stilson is co-author (along with the Larry D. Clark and the late Charles McGaw) of the 8th and 9th editions of the classic text, Acting Is Believing. A book of international renown in the field, Acting Is Believing has introduced the Stanislavski system of acting to many generations of actors. Dr. Stilson previously published a critically acclaimed biography of Ezra Stone (radio’s Henry Aldrich) and several articles on theatre and dance and wrote an award-winning play, Where the Lilies Grow. Prior to coming to Southeast Missouri State University, Dr. Stilson was the Founding Artistic Director of Alabama Lyric Theatre and former Artistic Director of Shakespeare in the Park in Ft. Worth, TX. As a professional actor, director, writer, and/or administrator, he has also worked in such theatres as the Lincoln Center (NYC), American Academy of Dramatic Art (NYC & Hollywood, CA), Southern Repertory Theatre (New Orleans), Cultural Arts Center (Florida), Le Petit Theatre de Vieux Carré (New Orleans), University of Missouri Summer Repertory Theatre, Oklahoma Shakespearean Festival, and the Mississippi Shakespeare Festival. He holds both a Ph.D. and M.A. in Theatre from the University of Missouri-Columbia and a B.A. in Theatre from Southeast Missouri State University.


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