From Stanislavsky to Spolin, here is Backstage’s definitive list of the acting techniques you should know about—and the dramatists, directors, and coaches who created them.
Forget about Stanislavsky. Stephen Tobolowsky suggests you try playing the types of characters espoused by Michael Chekhov.
Most American actors use methods pioneered by Konstantin Stanislavsky. At the same time that his work was being interpreted by teachers such as Stella Adler, Lee Strasberg, and Sanford Meisner, Uta Hagen and Michael Chekhov were putting their own spin on the basics.