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Author: Michael Chekhov; Mala Powers; Simon Callow; Yul Brynner; Andrei Malaev-Babel
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2002. ©2002
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Revised and expanded editionView all editions and formats
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This handbook for professional and amateur actors and directors is designed to train the imagination and body to quickly and effectively call up emotion, develop characters, and strengthen awareness.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Chekhov; Mala Powers; Simon Callow; Yul Brynner; Andrei Malaev-Babel
ISBN: 0415258766 9780415258760 0415258758 9780415258753
OCLC Number: 50545119
Notes: "First published in America 1953 by Harper & Row, New York"--Title page verso.
"Revised and expanded by Mala Powers"--Back cover.
Includes index.

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Previous ed.: New York : Harper & Row, 1953.
Description: lii, 215 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Contents: Foreword / by Simon Callow --
The past, present and future of Michael Chekhov / by Mala Powers --
Preface / by Yul Brynner --
Foreword / by Michael Chekhov --
A memo to the reader / by Michael Chekhov --
The actor's body and psychology --
Imagination and incorporation of images --
Improvisation and ensemble --
The atmosphere and individual feelings --
The psychological gesture --
Character and characterization --
Creative individuality --
Composition of the performance --
Different types of performances --
How to approach the part --
Concluding notes --
Examples for improvisation --
Appendix. A practical guide to the application of psychological gesture / translation and commentary by Andrei Malaev-Babel.
Other Titles: To the actor on the technique of acting
Responsibility: Michael Chekhov.
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ocm50545119

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