In the American theatre, the name Constantin Stanislavsky has become synonymous with certain techniques that allowed theatre to evolve into its present form. The system that he created provides the foundation for a majority of the different theories that have been introduced to theatrical practices in the 20th and 21st centuries. Among those intrigued by Stanislavsky’s work were the founding members of the seminal Group Theatre. These members worked together to create new American theories that are directly related to the core teaching of Stanislavsky. This study investigated the connection between the Moscow Art Theatre’s early tour and the Group Theatre’s productions to determine the extent of the Russian influence on new artistic forms that were created by American theatre practitioners.



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