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#1. Talent is nothing but a prolonged period of attention and a shortened period of mental assimilation. - Author: Constantin Stanislavski
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#2. Don't go so deep in yourself that you no longer exist for your partner and for the character and for the play. - Author: Constantin Stanislavski
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#3. The actor must use his imagination to be able to answer all questions (when, where, why, how). Make the make-believer existence more definite. - Author: Constantin Stanislavski
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#4. The person you are is a thousand times more interesting than the best actor you could ever hope to be. - Author: Constantin Stanislavski
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#5. Play well, or play badly, but play truly. - Author: Constantin Stanislavski
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#6. In the creative process there is the father, the author of the play; the mother, the actor pregnant with the part; and the child, the role to be born. - Author: Constantin Stanislavski
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#7. In life we listen to other people. Listen with varying degrees of concentration and attention, right? Actors must learn to listen in a different way. - Author: Constantin Stanislavski
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#8. All art is autobiographical - if it's not, it's not going to quicken on-stage, and it's not going to come alive. - Author: Constantin Stanislavski
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#9. Young actors, fear your admirers! Learn in time, from your first steps, to hear, understand and love the cruel truth about yourselves. Find out who can tell you that truth and talk of your art only with those who can tell you the truth. - Author: Constantin Stanislavski
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#10. 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. - Author: Constantin Stanislavski
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#11. Fear your admirers! Learn in time to hear, understand, and love the cruel truth about yourselves! - Author: Constantin Stanislavski
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#12. The greatest wisdom is to realize one's lack of it. - Author: Constantin Stanislavski
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#13. Remember: there are no small parts, only small actors. - Author: Constantin Stanislavski
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#14. Love the art in yourself, not yourself in the art. - Author: Constantin Stanislavski
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#15. All action in theatre must have inner justification, be logical, coherent, and real. - Author: Constantin Stanislavski
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#16. When you're playing a character who's cruel, look for the places where he's kind. When you're playing a character who is unhappy, look for the places where he has a glint of merriment. - Author: Constantin Stanislavski
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#17. When we are on stage, we are in the here and now. - Author: Constantin Stanislavski
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#18. In talking about a genius, you would not say that he lies; he sees realities with different eyes from ours. - Author: Constantin Stanislavski
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#19. 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. - Author: Constantin Stanislavski
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#20. When an actor is completely absorbed by some profoundly moving objective so that he throws his whole being passionately into its execution, he reaches a state we call inspiration. - Author: Constantin Stanislavski
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#21. 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. - Author: Constantin Stanislavski
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#22. The language of the body is the key that can unlock the soul. - Author: Constantin Stanislavski
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#23. You must be so thoroughly immersed in the given circumstances of the play, then you decide what it is at any given moment what that the actor wants. - Author: Constantin Stanislavski
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#24. 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. - Author: Constantin Stanislavski
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#25. The life of a character should be an unbroken line of events and emotions, but a play only gives us a few moments on that line - we must create the rest to portray a convincing life. - Author: Constantin Stanislavski
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#26. 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. - Author: Constantin Stanislavski
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#27. Gratuitous cruelty borders on the pathological, psychotic and that becomes uninteresting because there is no choice. - Author: Constantin Stanislavski
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#28. You'll never see any two good actors approach a role in the same way. - Author: Constantin Stanislavski
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#29. Who am I? What will I be? Why am I here? Where am I going? - Author: Constantin Stanislavski
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#30. In the given circumstances you must be rooted in the play. Do not depart from the play. Don't cut yourself off from your partner in the scene, or partners. - Author: Constantin Stanislavski
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#31. Never allow yourself externally to portray anything that you have not inwardly experienced and which is not even interesting to you. - Author: Constantin Stanislavski
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#32. It is only when an actor feels that his inner and outer life on the stage is flowing naturally and normally, in the circumstances that surround him, that the deeper sources of his subconscious gently open, and from them come feelings we cannot always analyse. - Author: Constantin Stanislavski
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#33. Success is transient, evanescent. The real passion lies in the poignant acquisition of knowledge about all the shading and subtleties of the creative secrets. - Author: Constantin Stanislavski
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#34. At times of great stress it is especially necessary to achieve a complete freeing of the muscles - Author: Constantin Stanislavski
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#35. The character has to have some kind of arch. The character has to go through an event, and be changed by the human event. - Author: Constantin Stanislavski
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#36. What is important to me is not the truth outside myself, but the truth within myself. - Author: Constantin Stanislavski
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#37. Unless the theatre can ennoble you, make you a better person, you should flee from it. - Author: Constantin Stanislavski
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#38. 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. - Author: Constantin Stanislavski
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#39. Of course, if you have thought up to now that an actor relies merely on inspiration you will have to change your mind. Talent without work is nothing more than raw unfinished material. - Author: Constantin Stanislavski
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#40. I was born an ordinary actor. I will die an ordinary actor. But I've persisted. - Author: Constantin Stanislavski
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#41. In every physical action, unless it is purely mechanical, there is concealed some inner action, some feelings. This is how the two levels of life in a part are created, the inner and the outer. They are intertwined. A common purpose brings them together and reinforces the unbreakable bond. - Author: Constantin Stanislavski
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#42. Doubt is the enemy of creativeness. - Author: Constantin Stanislavski
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