David Zinder’s Body Voice Imagination is written by one of the master teachers of the Michael Chekhov technique of acting training. This book is a comprehensive course of exercises devoted to the development of actors’ creative expressivity, comprising both pre-Chekhov ImageWork Training and seminal exercises of the Chekhov technique. It also details the way in which these techniques can be applied to performance through a discovery of the profound connections between the actor’s body, imagination and voice.
This new edition has been fully updated, with revisions and new material:
- Updated exercises, reflecting developments in David Zinder’s own ImageWork Training
- An detailed description, with exercises, of ImageWork’s connections to the Chekhov technique
- A new chapter, bridging the gap between training and performance
Body Voice Imagination develops both a comprehensive physical training system and an emphasis on practical character work. This authoritative programme of ‘pre-Chekhov’ training is furnished with essential notes and advice from the author’s vast store of professional experience.
David Zinder, Professor Emeritus of the Tel Aviv University Dept. of Theatre Arts, was a founding member of the Michael Chekhov Association, and has over three decades of experience in actor training and directing. Today he is a freelance international director.