The Stanislavsky century

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  • Creator [presented] by System TV ; The Union of Russian Theatre and La Sept ; produced by Daniel Renouf ; written and directed by Peter Hercombe ; with the participation of the Ministry of Culture National Center of Cinema
  • Format Videos, Slides, Films
  • Contributors
  • Publication Princeton, N.J. : Films for the Humanities, 1994. ©1993
  • Physical Details
    • 3 videocassettes (180 min.) : sound, black and white with color ; 1/2 in
  • OCLC ocm30425444
  • Credits
    • Narrator, Robert Lanchester ; editor Laurent Ferrari ; head of documentary, Isabelle Mestre ; cameraman, Gregry Uraszewski ; research, Isabelle Morand-Frenette


  • Explores the life, times, and ideas of the theatrical innovator, Stanislavsky, who created method acting and founded the Moscow Art Theatre. Uses documentary footage, photographs, and dramatizations to show his memorable roles, his search for reality in character portrayal, and his staging of plays of Chekov, Ostrovski, Ibsen, Maeterlinch, Gorki, and Turgeniev.


  • VHS.


  • Episode one. The builders of Utopia -- episode two. The seismic years -- episode three. The year of ice and fire
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