chapter  13
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Life as creative play: the cultivation of a new man-actor

Vakhtangov insisted that one of the important outcomes of the Stanislavsky System was “the knowledge of self” ( Sourcebook 2011: 101), an actor’s spiritual self-discovery. This is why even in everyday life Vakhtangov provoked his Studio peers to discover their true, creative selves. The work of cultivating a new human could not be accomplished by preaching. Together with Sulerzhitsky, Vakhtangov transformed the First Studio troupe through creative play .