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The S Word: Stanislavsky and Gender

Wednesday 15 December 2021, 1:00pm
The influence of the work and legacy of Konstantin Stanislavsky (1863-1938) endures across the broad field of the performing arts, and his prominence as a male figure receives renewed debate and criticism. In a wider and contemporary context, the proliferation and expansion of the term 'gender', continued inequalities and understandings of intersectionality provoke us to ask how his work and legacy might inform and unsettle our understanding and experiences of gender in our scholarship and practice today.


Dr Maria Ignatieva, Ohio State University. (Stanislavsky and Female Directors)
Professor J. Ellen Gainor, Cornell University.(Modernist Acting on the American Stage Pre-1923: Textual Evidence from Susan Glaspell’s Trifles (1916) and “A Jury of Her Peers” (1917))
Professor Peta Tait FAHA, La Trobe University.(Acting Emotional Feeling and Gender Identity in Stanislavski’s Approach)
Dr Baron Kelly, University of Wisconsin-Madison.(Unlocking The Door of Empathy Through A Stanislavskian Relation)
Barry Fitzgerald (He/They). (Working with the Queer Performer or Maker to Shift Perspectives on Actor Training).
Dr Samia La Virgne, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire.(Stanislavsky Disparities: Dispossessed, Imperceptible, Ethereal)
Moderator: Mark Shields, University of Leeds

Event Details

From 1:00PM to 3:00PM

Tickets are free, and open to all.