Test: New SAT Writing and Language


This excerpt is adapted from David Brent, “The Method: Stanislavski in Practice.”

Stanislavski was described as hackneyed and vapid by some of his harshest critics. Utilizing his extensive experience as a director and a performer, he developed the first formal curriculum for aspiring actors. His exercises equipped students with techniques to embody the internal and external characteristics of real and imagined people. In other words, Stanislavski taught his students how to bring characters to life.

Which choice most effectively introduces the information which follows in the paragraph?

Stanislavski was known throughout Russia for his modern reimaginings of Shakespeare.

Later in his life, Stanislavski devoted much of his time to education, which he believed essential to the future of his craft.

Amid global acclaim for his performances, Stanislavksi suffered from declining physical and mental health.


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