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To the Actor: On the Technique of Acting

To the Actor: On the Technique of Acting (Hardback, 2nd New edition)

By Chekhov, Michael
Edited by Powers, Mala
Translated by Malaev-Babel, Andrei
Foreword by Callow, Simon

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This handbook for professional and amateur actors and directors is designed to train your imagination and body to quickly and effectively call up emotion, develop characters, and strengthen awareness. It includes new material on one of Chekhov's techniques, psychological gesture ... read full description below.

ISBN 9780415258753
Barcode 9780415258753
Published 9 May 2002 by Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format Hardback, 2nd New edition
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ISBN-13 9780415258753
ISBN-10 0415258758
Stock Available
Status Indent title (sourced internationally), usually ships 4-6 weeks post release/order
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint Routledge
Publication Date 9 May 2002
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback, 2nd New edition
Edition 2nd New edition
Author(s) By Chekhov, Michael
Edited by Powers, Mala
Translated by Malaev-Babel, Andrei
Foreword by Callow, Simon
Category Acting Techniques
Number of Pages 288
Dimensions Width: 133mm
Height: 197mm
Spine: 27mm
Weight 386g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Acting
NBS Text Other Performing Arts
ONIX Text General/trade;Professional and scholarly;College/higher education
Dewey Code 792.028
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

How does an actor learn to: Call up emotion? Develop a character? Strengthen awareness? These are essential techniques for every actor, and Michael Chekhov's classic work To the Actor explains, clearly and concisely, how to develop them. Chekhov's simple and practical method - successfully used by professional actors all over the world - trains the actor's imagination and body to fulfil its potential. This handbook for actors (and directors) has been revised and expanded by Mala Powers. It includes: a previously unpublished chapter on 'Psychological Gesture', translated into English by the celebrated director Andrei Malaev - Babel; a new biographical overview by Mala Powers; and a foreword by Simon Callow.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review ITo the Actor is by far the best book that I have read on the subject of acting. Actors, directors, writers and critics will be grateful for it.' - Gregory Peck 'This new publication of To the Actor should be welcomed by all of us with one of the most universal of Psychological Gestures - open arms.' - James Lipton, Producer and host of 'Inside the Actor's Studio'. Seen on the Bravo network. 'Just practicing, even superficially, the first nine exercises in To the Actor, you can find a satisfaction - a living beauty in you... Chekhov reminds us what a great feast life can be.' - Anthony Quinn 'You have to teach yourself to act but Michael Chekhov will give you the necessary tools - and for me, Psychological Gesture and Centers are extremely valuable They work like a charm. I've used them all along and still do.' - Clint Eastwood 'While my mother and sister were hiding in the dark and kind of watching me, ya know, hoping I was going to be in the movie business, I turned around and imagined I saw my director making fun of my newly acquired Psychological Gesture from Michael Chekhov.' - Jack Nicholson at the 1998 Golden Globe awards (speaking about his first job) 'There's this need to continue growth; to expand. For me, Chekhov's system is the most complete.' - Robert Davi, interviewed on the set of his TV series, 'The Profiler

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