Michael Chekhov (Paperback) book cover

Michael Chekhov

By Franc Chamberlain

© 2004 – Routledge

168 pages

Purchasing Options:
Paperback: 9780415258784
pub: 2003-09-11
SAVE ~$7.19
$35.95
$28.76
x
Hardback: 9780415258777
pub: 2003-09-18
SAVE ~$25.00
$125.00
$100.00
x


FREE Standard Shipping!
e–Inspection Copy

About the Book

All books in the Routledge Performance Practitioners series are carefully designed to enable the reader to understand the work of a key practitioner. They provide the first step towards critical understanding and a springboard for further study for students on twentieth century, contemporary theatre and theatre history courses.

Michael Chekhov's unique approach to and lasting impact on actor training is only now beginning to be fully appreciated. This volume provides, for the first time, a fully comprehensive introduction to his life and times, his most notable productions, his classic writings and his practical exercises.

Franc Chamberlain unravels Chekhov's contributions to modern theatre through:

  • an exploration of his life
  • examination of his major work
  • analysis of Checkhov's key productions
  • reproduction of practical exercises.

Reviews

'Chamberlain … offers a sound introduction … and a fascinating account.' - Aleks Sierz, The Times Higher Education Supplement

About the Author

Franc Chamberlain is a Senior Lecturer in Performance Studies at University College Northampton, and the series editor for Routledge Performance Practitioners.

About the Series

Routledge Performance Practitioners

Routledge Performance Practitioners is an innovative series of introductory handbooks on key figures in twentieth-century performance practice.
Each volume focuses on a theatre-maker who has transformed the way we understand theatre and performance. The books are carefully structured to enable the reader to gain a good grasp of the fundamental elements underpinning each practitioner's work. They provide an inspiring springboard for students on twentieth century, contemporary theatre and theatre history courses.
These compact, well-illustrated and clearly written books unravel the contribution of modern theatre's most charismatic innovators, through:

  • personal biography
  • explanation of key writings
  • description of significant productions
  • reproduction of practical exercises.

As a first step towards critical understanding, and as an initial exploration before going on to further, primary research, Routledge Performance Practitioners are unbeatable value for today's student.

Learn more…

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
DRA000000
DRAMA / General
LIT013000
LITERARY CRITICISM / Drama
PER000000
PERFORMING ARTS / General