All books in the Routledge Performance Practitioners series are carefully designed to enable the reader to understand the work of a key practitioner. They provide the first step towards critical understanding and a springboard for further study for students on twentieth century, contemporary theatre and theatre history courses. Michael Chekhov's unique approach to and lasting impact on actor training is only w beginning to be fully appreciated. This volume provides, for the first time, a fully comprehensive introduction to his life and times, his most table productions, his classic writings and his practical exercises. Franc Chamberlain unravels Chekhov's contributions to modern theatre through: * an exploration of his life * examination of his major work * analysis of Checkhov's key productions * reproduction of practical exercises.
Franc Chamberlain is a Senior Lecturer in Performance Studies at University College Northampton, and the series editor for Routledge Performance Practitioners.