Contents 1 Biography 2 Filmography 2.1 in Russia 2.2 in Poland 2.3 in the United States 3 Books 4 References 5 Sources 6 External links


Biography[edit] Richard Boleslavsky was born Bolesław Ryszard Srzednicki on February 4, 1889, in Dębowa Góra, in tsarist Russia-ruled Poland. He graduated from the Tver Cavalry Officers School. He trained as an actor at the First Studio of the Moscow Art Theatre under Konstantin Stanislavski and his assistant Leopold Sulerzhitsky, where he was introduced to the 'system'.[1] During World War I, Boleslavsky fought as a cavalry lieutenant on the tsarist Russian side until the fall of the Russian Empire. He left Russia after the October Revolution of 1917 for his native Poland, where he directed his first movies. As his birth name was difficult to pronounce, he took the name Ryszard Bolesławski. His Miracle at the Vistula (Cud nad Wisłą) was a semi-documentary about the miraculous victory of the Poles at the Vistula River over the superior Soviet Russian forces during the Polish-Soviet War of 1919-1921. Boleslavsky was married at least three times and had a son - Jan - with his last wife, Norma. In 1922, Boleslavsky acted in Die Gezeichneten, a German silent film directed by Danish director Carl Theodor Dreyer. In the 1920s, he made his way to New York City, where, now known as "Richard Boleslavsky" (the English spelling of his name), he began to teach Stanislavski's 'system' (which, in the US, developed into Method acting) with fellow émigré Maria Ouspenskaya. In 1923, he founded the American Laboratory Theatre in New York. Among his students were Lee Strasberg, Stella Adler and Harold Clurman, who were all founding members of the Group Theatre (1931–1940), the first American acting ensemble to utilize Stanislavski's techniques. Offered a contract to direct Hollywood films, Boleslavsky made several significant films with some of the major stars of the day, until his death a few weeks short of his 48th birthday, on January 17, 1937. He is interred in the Calvary Cemetery, East Los Angeles. For his contribution to the motion picture industry, Boleslavsky has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7021 Hollywood Blvd.


Filmography[edit] Films directed by Richard Boleslavsky (also credited as Ryszard Bolesławski and Richard Boleslawski): in Russia[edit] Tri Vstrechi Khlieb (1918) in Poland[edit] Bohaterstwo Polskiego Skauta (1920) Cud nad Wisłą (The Miracle at the Vistula) (1921) in the United States[edit] The Grand Parade (1930), choreography only Treasure Girl (1930 short) The Last of the Lone Wolf (1930) The Gay Diplomat (1930) Rasputin and the Empress (1932), teaming Ethel, John, and Lionel Barrymore Storm at Daybreak (1933) Beauty for Sale (1933) Fugitive Lovers (1934) Men in White (1934) starring Clark Gable Hollywood Party (1934) Operator 13 (1934) The Painted Veil (1934), featuring Greta Garbo Clive of India (1935) Les Misérables (1935), with Fredric March and Charles Laughton Metropolitan (1935) O'Shaughnessy's Boy (1935) Three Godfathers (1936) The Garden of Allah (1936), starring Marlene Dietrich and Charles Boyer Theodora Goes Wild (1936), featuring Irene Dunne The Last of Mrs. Cheyney (1937) starring Joan Crawford and William Powell (Boleslavsky died before this film was completed)


Books[edit] The Way of the Lancer (1932; about the battles of Polish Uhlans in Russia) Lances Down (1932) Boleslavsky, Richard. 1933 Acting: the First Six Lessons. New York: Theatre Arts, 1987. ISBN 0-87830-000-7. (1933) New Features In Acting (1935)


References[edit] ^ Benedetti (1999, 209-211).


Sources[edit] Benedetti, Jean. 1999. Stanislavski: His Life and Art. Revised edition. Original edition published in 1988. London: Methuen. ISBN 0-413-52520-1.


External links[edit] Richard Boleslawski on IMDb 50529 Richard Boleslawski at the Internet Broadway Database Authority control WorldCat Identities VIAF: 49484229 LCCN: n81097603 ISNI: 0000 0001 0969 5804 GND: 118932608 SUDOC: 178365696 BNF: cb146533668 (data) BIBSYS: 90239945 SNAC: w66q3dp0 Retrieved from "https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Richard_Boleslawski&oldid=817015092" Categories: 1889 births1937 deathsPeople from Kutno CountyPeople from Warsaw GovernoratePolish film directorsPolish theatre directorsPolish male stage actorsPolish emigrants to the United StatesAmerican film directorsEnglish-language film directorsRussian military personnel of World War IPuławy Legion personnelBurials at Calvary Cemetery, East Los AngelesHidden categories: Articles with hCardsArticles with IBDb linksWikipedia articles with VIAF identifiersWikipedia articles with LCCN identifiersWikipedia articles with ISNI identifiersWikipedia articles with GND identifiersWikipedia articles with BNF identifiersWikipedia articles with BIBSYS identifiersWikipedia articles with SNAC-ID identifiers


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