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Constantin Stanislavski Quotes: The actor must use his imagination to be able to answer all questions (when, where, why, how). Make the make-believer existence more definite.
         

The actor must use his imagination to be able to answer all questions (when, where, why, how). Make the make-believer existence more definite.


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All action in theatre must have inner justification, be logical, coherent, and real.



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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.



The person you are is a thousand times more interesting than the best actor you could ever hope to be.

The person you are is a thousand times more interesting than the best actor you could ever hope to be.



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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.



The language of the body is the key that can unlock the soul.

The language of the body is the key that can unlock the soul.



What is important to me is not the truth outside myself, but the truth within myself.

What is important to me is not the truth outside myself, but the truth within myself.



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Play well, or play badly, but play truly.



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Never allow yourself externally to portray anything that you have not inwardly experienced and which is not even interesting to you.



Who am I? What will I be? Why am I here? Where am I going?

Who am I? What will I be? Why am I here? Where am I going?



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.

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.





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