Most teachers pull directly from Stanislavsky and his traditions, as well as myriad other 20th century practitioners. There is no “one way,” no simple answer to the question of how.
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.
In her first column in a series on acting methods, Jackie Apodaca discusses Constantin Stanislavsky's technique.