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The Routledge Companion to Michael Chekhov

Edited by: Marie-Christine Autant-Mathieu , Yana Meerzon

Print publication date:  May  2015
Online publication date:  May  2015

Print ISBN: 9780415710183
eBook ISBN: 9781315716398
Adobe ISBN: 9781317506867

10.4324/9781315716398
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The Routledge Companion to Michael Chekhov brings together Chekhov specialists from around the world - theatre practitioners, theorists, historians and archivists – to provide an astonishingly comprehensive assessment of his life, work and legacy.

This volume aims to connect East and West; theatre theory and practice. It reconsiders the history of Chekhov’s acting method, directing and pedagogy, using the archival documents found across the globe: in Russia, England, America, Germany, Lithuania and Switzerland. It presents Chekhov’s legacy and ideas in the framework of interdisciplinary theatre practices and theories, as well as at the crossroads of cultures, in the context of his forays into such areas as Western mime and Asian cosmology.

This remarkable Companion, thoughtfully edited by two leading Chekhov scholars, will prove invaluable to students and scholars of theatre, theatre practitioners and theoreticians, and specialists in Slavic and transcultural studies.

Marie-Christine Autant-Mathieu is Director of Research at the National Center For Scientific Research, and Assistant-Director of Sorbonne-CNRS Institute EUR’ORBEM. She is an historian of theatre and specialist in Russian and Soviet theatre.

Yana Meerzon is Associate Professor in the Department of Theatre, University of Ottawa. Her book publications include Adapting Chekhov: The Text and Its Mutations, co-edited with Professor J. Douglas Clayton, University of Ottawa (Routlegde, 2012).

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Michael Chekhov’s work as director Download PDF
Chapter  3:  The theatrical System of Michael Chekhov  Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Georgette Boner and Michael Chekhov Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Meditation and imagination Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Michael Chekhov and the cult of the studio Download PDF
Chapter  7:  The dynamics of Psychological Gestures Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Chekhov’s notion of radiating Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Staging the spectator in Michael Chekhov’s acting theory Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Brief encounters Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Michael Chekhov, homo ludens Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Michael Chekhov and Yevgeny Vakhtangov Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Michael Chekhov’s legacy in Soviet Russia Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Michael Chekhov in England Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Contrasting modernities Download PDF
Chapter  16:  “Prying behind the curtain(s) of the creative process” Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Michael Chekhov and the visual arts Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Russian Delsartism and Michael Chekhov Download PDF
Chapter  19:  “As the shadow follows the body” Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Cycles of creation Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Michael Chekhov in German film Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Michael Chekhov the Hollywood actor Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Chekhov’s Lithuanian lessons Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Developing the imagination Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Michael Chekhov’s five guiding principles and theatre practice today Download PDF
Chapter  26:  The legacy of Michael Chekhov Download PDF
Chronology Download PDF
eBooks Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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