Michael Chekhov

Following in the footsteps of his renowned teacher Konstantin Stanislavsky, Michael Chekhov's work as an actor, author and theatre practitioner gave great insight into how to access the creative self. This revised and updated edition of Michael Chekhov includes:


* A biographical introduction to Chekhov's life


* A clear explanation of his key writings


* An analysis of his work as a director


* A practical guide to Chekhov's unique actor-training exercises. Les mer
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Following in the footsteps of his renowned teacher Konstantin Stanislavsky, Michael Chekhov's work as an actor, author and theatre practitioner gave great insight into how to access the creative self. This revised and updated edition of Michael Chekhov includes:


* A biographical introduction to Chekhov's life


* A clear explanation of his key writings


* An analysis of his work as a director


* A practical guide to Chekhov's unique actor-training exercises.


As a first step towards critical understanding, and as an initial exploration before going on to further, primary research, Routledge Performance Practitioners offer unbeatable value for today's student.

Fakta

Innholdsfortegnelse

List of figures


Preface to the second edition


Acknowledgements


I. BIOGRAPHY AND CONTEXT


Childhood


Chekhov at the Maly


The Moscow Art Theatre


Chekhov at the second MAT


The Path of the Actor


Exile


Wandering 1928-35


The studios


The Hollywood years


2. WRITINGS ON THE TECHNIQUE OF ACTING


Introduction


The actor's body and psychology


Imagination and the incorporation of images


Improvisation and ensemble


Atmosphere and individual feelings


The Psychological Gesture


Character and characterisation


The higher self and creative individuality










3. CHEKHOV AS DIRECTOR


Choosing the focus


The Possessed (1939)


Twelfth Night (1940)


Pickwick


Some thoughts on the rehearsal process


4. PRACTICAL EXERCISES


Introduction


Crossing the threshold


Making contact


Confidence


Concentration


Significance


The four brothers


Atmosphere


Actions and qualities


Archetypal gestures


Imagination


Centres


Archetypes


Imaginary bodies


Objectives and the Psychological Gesture


Ensemble and group sculptures


Rehearsal


AFTERWORD: COMING UP TO DATE


The first fifty years


The field begins to expand (2004-2009)


Towards the future


Bibliography


Index

Om forfatteren

Franc Chamberlain is Professor of Drama, Theatre and Performance at the University of Huddersfield, UK, and the series editor for Routledge Performance Practitioners.