This vintage book contains Constantin Stanislavski’s famous 1950 treatise, "Building a Character". Written by the father of method acting, this definitive handbook on the naturalistic approach to acting has been studied by some of best, and continues to be an invaluable and timeless tool for actors all over the world. A must-have for aspiring and seasoned actors alike, "Building a Character" would make for a worthy addition to any collection. Konstantin Sergeievich Stanislavski (1863 - 1938) was a Russian actor and theatre director, famous for being the progenitor of the Stanislavski method. Stanislavski received the 'Order of Lenin' in 1937, the 'Order of the Red Banner of Labour' in 1938, and 'People's Artist of the USSR' in 1936 for his prolific contributions to the arts. Elected for republication due to its immense historical and educational value, this book is being republished now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition. It comes complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.