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To the Actor : On the Technique of Acting - Michael Chekhov

To the Actor

On the Technique of Acting

By: Michael Chekhov, Mala Powers (Editor)

Paperback | 2 May 2002 | Edition Number 2

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"To the Actor" is the perfect handbook for professional and amateur actors and directors. Michael Chekhov's simple and practical method, used by actors all over the world, will train your imagination and body to quickly and effectively call up emotion, develop characters, and strengthen awareness. These exercises are an absolute must for any theatre practitioner.This revised and expanded edition of Michael Chekhov's classic text includes new material on the most popular aspect of Chekhov's techniques, Psychological Gesture. Celebrated director, Andrei Malaev-Babel, has translated this new chapter into English for the very first time and provides an invaluable commentary to provide you with new ways to apply Psychological Gesture. There is also a foreword by Simon Callow and a new biography of Chekhov by Mala Powers.
Industry Reviews
'Its greatest virtue is not so much that you can't put it down but that you have to put it down - in order to try it out.' - Research in Drama Education 'To the Actor is by far the best book that I have read on the subject of acting. Actors, directors, writers and critics will be grateful for it.' - Gregory Peck 'There's this need to continue growth; to expand. For me, Chekhov's system is the most complete.' - Robert Davi, interviewed on the set of his TV series, 'The Profiler'

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