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On the Technique of Acting

On the Technique of Acting

Michael Chekhov

ISBN: 9780062730374

In the four decades since its first publication, Michael Chekhov's To the Actor has become a standard text for students of the theater. This new, definitive version of his master work clarifies the principles Chekhov taught Yul Brynner, Gregory Peck, Marilyn Monroe, and Anthony Quinn, among others. Line drawings.

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The most authoritive, authentic text of a classic guide to actingIn the four decades since its first publication, Michael Chekhov's To the Actor has become a standard text for students of the theater. But To the Actor is a shortened, heavily modified version of the great director/actor/teacher's original manuscript, and On the Technique of Acting is the first and only book ever to incorporate the complete text of that brilliant manuscript. Scholars and teachers of Chekhov's technique have hailed On the Technique of Acting as the clearest, most accurate presentation of the principles he taught Yul Brynner, Gregory Peck, Marilyn Monroe, Anthony Quinn, Beatrice Straight, and Mala Powers, among others.This new, definitive edition of Chekhov's masterful work clarifies the principles outlined in To the Actor concerning the pivotal role of the imagination in actors' understanding of themselves and the roles they play. On the Technique of Acting also expands on Chekhov's previously published work with many unique features, including: Thirty additional exercisesA chapter devoted to screen actingMore thorough explanations of the Psychological Gesture, inner tempo vs. outer tempo, and other key concepts of Chekhov's approachFor actors, directors, and anyone interested in the theater, On teh Technique of Acting is an essential handbook.
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