If, as an actor, your body is your 'instrument' - and the only way you can express the internal impulses of the character you’re playing - what happens when the body-mind, ‘psychophysical’ connection is lost?
Andrei Droznin, Russia's foremost teacher of physical actor training, calls this loss the 'desomatization' of the human body, and argues that these connections urgently need to be restored for full expressivity.
This is a genuinely unique book which links theory to practice by a man who has worked at the very top of Russian theatre; a movement specialist who has taught at the Moscow Art Theatre as well as drama schools all over the world. Beautifully translated by Natasha Fedorova, this volume will excite and inspire a new generation of English-language readers.
Several words about Andrey Droznin and his book
Actor’s External Technique
Actor’s External Technique (cont.)
Actor’s External Technique (end)
Body as a Material Medium of Acting
Desomatisation (Loss of Functions)
Body and Soul (in Life)
Body and Soul (in Art)
The Problem (between Stanislavski and Meyerhold)
The Others (Time to Search)
After The Titans (Time to Lose)
Drama School in the Age of Pluralism
Phobia of the Physical
Phobia of the Physical (cont.)
On Actor’s External Technique Again (dropout of the external technique)
Actor Physical Training (Time to Gather)
Instead of an Epilogue