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Chekhov, Michael

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Michael Chekhov was a celebrated actor for directors including Stanislavski, Vakhtangov and Reinhardt. He developed a unique creative process that continues to inspire actors around the world.


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A workshop concentrating on the structured approach that is the basis of ImageWork training, leading the participants from simple forms of improvised physical expression to complex forms.
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Chekhov 1
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A workshop concentrating on the structured approach that is the basis of ImageWork training, leading the participants from simple forms of improvised physical expression to complex forms.
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Chekhov 2
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A workshop concentrating on the structured approach that is the basis of ImageWork training, leading the participants from simple forms of improvised physical expression to complex forms.
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Chekhov 3
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A film about Michael Chekhov. Part one covers his early years, family, upbringing, drama school and the beginning of his acting career at the Moscow Art Theatre.
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Chekhov 4
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Part two covers the first years of Chekhov’s acting career at the Moscow Art Theatre, his first meeting with Vakhtangov at the Festival of Peace, and his role in The Cricket on the Hearth.
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Part three covers Chekhov during WW1; the First Studio of The Moscow Art Theatre; Chekhov's marriage to Olga Chekova; his nervous breakdown and mental illness; and his own Studio.
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Part four covers the end of the Civil War; Chekhov’s new marriage; the start of his theory of Psychological Gesture; Erik XIV, directed by Vakhtangov; and Inspector General, directed by Stanislavsky.
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With his insights into acting and directing, Konstantin Stanislavski forged a definitive position in the development of 20th-century theatre, laying the groundwork for innovators such as Grotowski.
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Actor, teacher, acting trainer and director, David Zinder has created a unique form of acting training known as ImageWork Training and is a Master Teacher of the Michael Chekhov Technique.
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The term ‘expressionism’ describes a radical style of visual art that aimed to express emotion non-naturalistically, in violent protest against the perceived bourgeois repression of naturalism.
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As part of his research into the nature and processes of performance, Stanislavsky invented the term ‘psychophysical’ to describe acting focussed equally on the actor’s psychology and physicality.


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