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Stanislavsky and Strasberg: The System and The Method

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The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

62-64 Eton Avenue

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International Stanislavsky Prize 2017 Laureate Professor Sergei Tcherkasski speaks about contemporary Russian actor training and the international development of Stanislavsky’s tradition. His methodological analysis is based on a thorough historical overview of the System and the Method, and will be accompanied by a screening of rare archival photos of productions of the Moscow Art Theatre’s First Studio, the American Laboratory Theatre, the Group Theatre and the Actors' Studio.

This talk is given as part of Professor Tcherkasski's new research project 'Contemporary British Actor Training Through a Russian Theatre Practitioner’s Eyes' (supported by the British Council), and will be followed by a short discussion.

Professor Sergei Tcherkasski PhD, DSc (Theatre Arts) is a theatre director and Head of the Acting Studio at Russian State Institute of Performing Arts (former St. Petersburg Theatre Arts Academy, founded in 1779). He has directed more than three dozen productions, two of them – Dangerous Liaisons and Great Catherine – ran in Saint Petersburg for twelve and sixteen years respectively. He has led workshops for actors and directors in 40 major theatre schools in 17 countries; has directed at RADA (London), NIDA (Sydney) and NTI (USA). His books include Stanislavsky and Yoga (Routledge, 2016, also in three other languages); Sulimov’s School of Directing (2013) and the award-winning Acting: Stanislavsky – Boleslavsky – Strasberg. History, Theory and Practice (2016).

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