Both the Meisner and Stanislavski methods of acting employ psychology to help actor’s break down the acting process into manageable and relatable step. By analyzing the similarities and differences between Meisner and Stanislavski’s techniques, I endeavor to identify these psychological factors and identify the effectiveness of these techniques. Meisner and Stanislavski’s techniques have greatly influenced the acting world by allowing for obtainable objectives and working in conjunction with psychological thought processes.
Many consider Stanislavski “the father of modern acting techniques.”(Harman). Stanislavski taught at the Moscow Arts Theatre (Honey-Ellen Davis). His unique approach included three basic