The Stanislavski Centre at Rose Bruford College is a unique initiative within the UK to create a home for both academic research and practice/performance events based upon the work of Konstantin Stanislavski. The Centre, which is located within the college’s Learning Resources Centre, houses a collection of books and other printed material (mostly in the Russian language), a photographic archive of more than 200 images and a small collection of material on video and DVD, most of which relate to Stanisla’s own productions at the Moscow Art Theatre. The Routledge/Theatre Arts Archive, core research material for Routledge’s new Stanislavski edition, is also housed in the Centre. AA
Originally conceived by Professor Jean Benedetti (former Principal of the College, an internationally renowned expert and author of several major books on Stanislavski’s work), the Centre has hosted a series of important lectures, workshops and other events, and is currently planning a future programme of workshops, lectures, performances and master-classes.
The Centre’s materials are available to all staff and students, and other scholars may gain access to the collection for research purposes by prior arrangement.
Dr. Paul Fryer , Director
The Stanislavski Centre’s work is guided by an Advisory Board, which includes some of the w’s most distinguished academics and practitioners working in this area.
Current board members inlude:
Prof Jean Benedetti (Hon Patron)
Prof Anatoly Smeliansky
Prof Sergei Tcherkasski
Prof Richard Hornby
Prof Laurence Senelick
Prof Kathy Dacre
Marie-Christine Autant Mathieu
Dr. Paul Fryer