Stirring the emotions with Stanislavsky

Stanislavsky's life's work focused on how to portray truth through theatre, and also saw theatre as a powerful means of influence on people's emotions. His goal was to find control over the phenomenon of inspiration when an actor in a state that is natural and spontaneous, as in real life. He believed that when the actor is in such a state he/she has the greatest possibility for influencing his audience and stirring their emotions (Monk, Fawcett, 1964, p75). This post ...