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Bible Study Group

Stanislavski workshop


Stanislavski’s theories on acting were very influential in the late nineteenth century and are still used widely by actors and directors today. Within this workshop, we will be exploring how Stanislavski's approach contrasts with other practitioners, his views on theatre, and the fundamentals of theatre. On a more practical basis, we will also provide additional tools and exercises to develop a character through the use of text, subtext, and physicality following Stanislavski's views of naturalism. 

We will aim to use Stanislavski as a base practitioner to introduce a more in-depth session of text analysis. We will be looking at his approach to method acting, 'The Magic If', inner monologues, obstacles, and objectives, and we will help educate, aid, and demonstrate how this is applicable in modern and classical text. 

Optional (free of charge): For future use and theoretical purposes, the entire workshop can be recorded and made privately available after it has taken place. We believe this is extremely effective when working and developing, it helps to remember what was discussed and practiced while allowing you to move freely without having to worry about taking notes!


During this workshop, we will explore and practice a variety of performance techniques and how this contrasts with other prominent practitioners, develop our knowledge of Stanislavski's fundamentals of naturalistic theatre, and introduce his approach to text and character analysis.

Key Learning Points

  • To successfully identify Stanislavski's theatre techniques and form a critical opinion

  • To practice and analyse the work of Stanislavski

  • Practice and explore techniques used within character development 

  • Explore performance text and character motivation

  • Exploring naturalism through text

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