Konstantin Sergeyevich Stanislavsky, one of the greatest masters of Russian drama and a founder of the Moscow Art Theatre (1898), was born on this day 152 years ago. He is best known for developing the system or theory of acting called the Stanislavsky system, or Stanislavsky method. Read more at Encyclopædia Britannica.

He penned major texts on the art of performance, such as My Life in Art, An Actor Prepares, Building a Character, and Creating a Role and coined the  celebrated phrase ‘Remember: there are no small parts, only small actors’.

Konstantin Stanislavsky’s obituary was published on The New York Times.

Learn more about Moscow Art Theatre at its official webpage.

You may be interested in  Alexander Golovin’s Audio tour: Walk around Moscow of the Silver Age.


Moscow Art Theatre in the 19th Century