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Stanislavsky, Konstantin Sergeyevich (1863 - 1938), theatre and opera director, actor, theorist

Paul Sheren

in Grove Music Online

Volume Grove Music Online, issue Published in print January 2001 |
Published online January 2001 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630

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(b Moscow, 5/17 Jan 1863; d Moscow, 7 Aug 1938). Russian theatre and opera director, actor and theorist. He directed and performed in operettas in his family’s private theatre and prepared for an opera career with the tenor Fyodor Komissarzhevsky, turning to drama only because his voice proved unsuitable for opera. In 1898 he and vladimir ivanovich Nemirovich-danchenko founded the Moscow Art Theatre, where they encouraged new playwrights

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