#20 David Lloyd George / Constantin Stanislavski – 17 January 1863

David Lloyd George

David Lloyd George, 1st Earl Lloyd-George of Dwyfor OM, PC (17 January 1863 – 26 March 1945) was a British Liberal politician and statesman. He was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom at the head of a wartime coalition government between the years 1916-1922 and was the Leader of the Liberal Party from 1926-1931.

Constantin Stanislavski

Constantin Sergeyevich Stanislavski (Russian: Константин Сергеевич Станиславский) (17 January 1863 – 7 August 1938), was a Russian actor and theatre director. Building on the directorially-unified aesthetic and ensemble playing of the Meiningen company and the naturalistic staging of Antoine and the independent theatre movement, Stanislavski organized his realistic techniques into a coherent and usable ‘system.’ Thanks to its promotion and development by acting teachers who were former students and the many translations of his theoretical writings, Stanislavski’s ‘system’ acquired an unprecedented ability to cross cultural boundaries and developed an international reach, dominating debates about acting in the West. That many of the precepts of his system seem to be common sense and self-evident testifies to its success.

Links:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Lloyd_George
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Constantin_Stanislavski

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