Authored by: Nikolai Demidov , Andrei Malaev-Babel , Margarita Laskina , Andrei Malaev-Babel , Sarah Lillibridge

Nikolai Demidov

Print publication date:  July  2016
Online publication date:  July  2016

Print ISBN: 9781138776494
eBook ISBN: 9781315621685
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The actress Serafima Birman [1890–1976] says that the difference between perceiving a role “from the self” and “from the character” is this: Stanislavsky suggests to begin by building a hearth, and then a house around it – this means to perceive “from the self.” She, however, suggests building the house first, and then, at a later date, the oven inside it – this is perceiving “from the character.”

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