Directing with the Michael Chekhov Technique: A Workbook with Video for Directors, Teachers and Actors

Directing with the Michael Chekhov Technique: A Workbook with Video for Directors, Teachers and Actors

by Mark Monday

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Directing with the Michael Chekhov Technique: A Workbook with Video for Directors, Teachers and Actors by Mark Monday

Directing with the Michael Chekhov Technique explores the collaborative process between a play's director and the entire production team, making the jourbaney of a production process cohesive using the Michael Chekhov Technique.

No other technique provides the tools for both actor and director to communicate as clearly as does Michael Chekhov. Directing with the Michael Chekhov Technique is the first book to apply the insights of this celebrated technique to the realities of directing a theatrical production.

The book chronicles the jourbaney of a play, from conception through production, through the eyes of the director. Drawn from the author's rehearsal jourbanals, logs and notes from each performance, the reader is shown how to arrive at a concept, create a concept statement and manage the realization of the play, utilizing specific techniques from Michael Chekhov to solve problems of acting and design.

As with all books in the Theatre Arts Workbook series, Directing with the Michael Chekhov Technique will include online video exercises, “Teaching Tip” boxes which streamline the book for teachers, and a useful Further Reading section.

Directing with the Michael Chekhov Technique is the perfect guide to the production process for any director.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781474284035
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 09/07/2017
Series: Theatre Arts Workbooks Series
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Mark Monday is a Certified Master Teacher of the Michael Chekhov Technique and serves as President of the Great Lakes Michael Chekhov Consortium. Mark is a teacher, professional actor/director and is a former Head of the MFA Acting Program at Kent State University. He has taught, directed, and performed throughout the U.S., U.K., and Europe. Mark Monday frequently presents workshops and papers on the Chekhov technique at many conferences, universities, and professional theatres including the Hilberry Repertory Company and Cleveland Playhouse.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Chapter One-Analysis and Composition of the Play
Chapter Two-Archetypes and Casting
Chapter Three-Creating the Ensemble-Establishing Atmosphere
Chapter Four-Revealing the Language of the Rehearsal Process
Chapter Five-Beginning Work on Scenes-Composition
Chapter Six-Work on Individual Speeches-Composition
Chapter Seven-Psychological Gesture as Action
Chapter Eight-Character Relationships
Chapter Nine-Chekhov and Musical Theatre/Opera
Chapter Ten-Tempo
Chapter Eleven-Characterization
Chapter Twelve-Middle to Final Rehearsals
Chapter Thirteen-Further Exercises for Teachers and Directors
Conclusion

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