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Michael Chekhov; Mala Powers; Simon Callow; Yul Brynner; Andrei Malaev-Babel
|ISBN:||0415258766 9780415258760 0415258758 9780415258753|
|Notes:||"First published in America 1953 by Harper & Row, New York"--Title page verso.
"Revised and expanded by Mala Powers"--Back cover.
|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|
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