Wilson Center Experts

Anatoly Smelyansky

Short-Term Grant
Kennan Institute

Expertise:
Russia and Eurasia
;
United States
Affiliation:
Professor, Moscow Art Theater Studio-School
Wilson Center Project(s):
The Moscow Art Theater in the American Theater World

Project Summary

Explores the Moscow art theater as an example of cultural cross-pollination between the United States and Russia in the 20th century, focusing on the 1922-24 US tour of the Art Theater, as well as the publication of Stanislavsky’s book My Life in Art and An Actor Prepares. Plumbs the role that American culture played in the life and art of Stanislavsky as a seminal figure in theater.