Published September 11th 2003 by Routledge – 168 pages
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:
'Chamberlain … offers a sound introduction … and a fascinating account.' - Aleks Sierz, The Times Higher Education Supplement
Franc Chamberlain is a Senior Lecturer in Performance Studies at University College Northampton, and the series editor for Routledge Performance Practitioners.