Michael Chekhov Technique in the Twenty-First Century: New Pathways

Fleming, Cass and Cornford, Tom, eds. 2020. Michael Chekhov Technique in the Twenty-First Century: New Pathways. London: Bloomsbury Academic. ISBN 9781474273183 [Edited Book]

No full text available

Abstract or Description

The culmination of an innovative practice-based research project, Michael Chekhov Technique in the Twenty-First Century: New Pathways draws on clusters of historical writings and archive materials to investigate how Chekhov's technique can be used for other areas of theatre-making practice.

In contrast to the narrow, actor training-only analysis that characterized 20th-century explorations of the technique, authors Cass Fleming and Tom Cornford, along with contributions from Roanna Mitchell, Daron Oram, Caoimhe McAvinchey and Sinéad Rushe, focus on a variety of disciplines. The central areas explored are: devising and catalyst direction; collaborating with playwrights; and scenographic practice, all of which are now at the forefront of international theatre practice.

The book also addresses the potential use of the technique in relation to other areas of performer-training, as well as looking beyond the theatre to applied performance and therapeutic contexts. In addition to this practical analysis the authors consider the critical and theoretical issues that are raised by this practice. Chekhov's metaphors and use of language are interrogated and developed in a way that stays true to his principles and methods, but simultaneously engages with contemporary perspectives and critical frames.

Michael Chekhov Technique in the Twenty-First Century: New Pathways is a thorough and fascinating investigation into new uses of the Michael Chekhov technique, providing practical strategies, principles, and techniques alongside theoretical discussion.

Item Type:

Edited Book

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Theatre and Performance (TAP)

Date:

15 October 2020

Item ID:

23304

Date Deposited:

10 May 2018 10:02

Last Modified:

23 Oct 2020 13:21

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/23304

Edit Record Edit Record (login required)