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Acting & Actor Training

Psychophysical Acting

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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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In which Prof. Smeliansky outlines the importance of Stanislavsky’s work in the history of Russian theatre, including Stanislavsky’s relation to Chekhov, Gordon Craig, Meyerhold and others.
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Zarrilli’s Psychophysical Acting methodology focuses on the relationship between the actor-as-doer and what the actor does. It (re)examines in practice and theory a psychophysical approach to acting.
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Zarrilli’s Psychophysical Acting methodology focuses on the relationship between the actor-as-doer and what the actor does. It (re)examines in practice and theory a psychophysical approach to acting.
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This interview sees Jean Benedetti discussing some of the main precepts of Stanislavsky’s work, including Stanislavsky’s relation to Chekhov, Shchepkin, Meyerhold and others.
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Zarrilli’s Psychophysical Acting methodology focuses on the relationship between the actor-as-doer and what the actor does. It (re)examines in practice and theory a psychophysical approach to acting.
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Konstantin Stanislavski. After My Life in Art, Part 3: The Return
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The third episode of After My Life in Art, originally broadcast by The Culture Channel, Russia
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Konstantin Stanislavski. After My Life in Art, Part 4: The System
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The fourth episode of After My Life in Art, originally broadcast by The Culture Channel, Russia
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The fifth episode of After My Life in Art, originally broadcast by The Culture Channel, Russia
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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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Zarrilli’s Psychophysical Acting methodology focuses on the relationship between the actor-as-doer and what the actor does. It (re)examines in practice and theory a psychophysical approach to acting.
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The Stanislavski Centre Annual Lecture sees a major international figure lecturing based upon their own expertise in the field of Stanislavsky studies every year – in this case, Anatoly Smeliansky.
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Zarrilli’s Psychophysical Acting methodology focuses on the relationship between the actor-as-doer and what the actor does. It (re)examines in practice and theory a psychophysical approach to acting.
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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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