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Body Voice Imagination

ImageWork Training and the Chekhov Technique, 2nd Edition

By David Zinder


302 pages

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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.

About the Author

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.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PERFORMING ARTS / Acting & Auditioning
PERFORMING ARTS / Theater / General