MICHAEL CHEKHOV,
nephew of the playwright Anton Chekhov, was one of Russia’s greatest actors. Throughout his life he searched for an “Objective Technique” for the actor. Towards the end of his life he published the fruits of his labor in his book: “To The Actor”.

Today most approaches to acting stem from the pioneering work of the Russian Director and Actor Constantin Stanislavsky whose earlier work found its way to the West as what became known as the "Method". Stanislavsky's research, however, continued throughout his life and he eventually moved beyond his original ideas.


Stanislavsky, Vachtangov, Meyerhold and Michael Chekhov collaborated at the Moscow Art Theatre in search of principles that would lead to inspired acting. This investigation led Michael Chekhov to develop his psychophysical acting technique, incorporating imagination and body as well as intellect.

more... michaelchekhov.org

or watch... FOLLOWING MICHAEL CHEKHOV

shot at the 2010 MICHA Conference in Canada

 

Articles

“Ghost Article ” (PDF)
By Jessica Cerullo and Ragnar Freidank
Experimental work with the Chekhov Technique

On the Michael Chekhov Technique
By Ragnar Freidank (Thesis in German)

Sensation is the Open Door to an Actor's Feelings
By Lenard Petit

Links

MICHA (MICHAEL CHEKHOV ASSOCIATION)
www.michaelchekhov.org

IMPROBABLE (LONDON, UK)
www.devotedanddisgruntled.com

SCREENING ROOM (videos)
www.vimeo.com/channels/ragnar

BEAUTIFUL HILLS OF BROOKLYN (A FILM)
www.beautifulhillsofbrooklyn.com

SUSAN MAIN, VOICE (NYC)
www.susanmain.com

MICHAEL TSCHECHOW STUDIO BERLIN (GERMANY)
www.mtsb.de

MICHAEL CHEKHOV ACTING STUDIO (NYC)
www.michaelchekhovactingstudio.com

THE MOVING DOCK THEATRE COMPANY (CHICAGO)
www.movingdock.org

tiny hero PRODUCTIONS (AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS)
www.tinyhero.nl



Material on the Michael Chekhov Technique

The MICHA MASTER CLASSES- 3 DVDs (6 ½ hours)
Master Classes in The Michael Chekhov Technique
with Ragnar Freidank, Joanna Merlin, Lenard Petit, Ted Pugh, Fern Sloan
Information: Routledge

TO THE ACTOR
By Michael Chekhov
Routledge
ISBN# 0415258766

ON THE TECHNIQUE OF ACTING
By Michael Chekhov
Harper Collins, New York
ISBN# 0062730371

ON THEATER AND THE ART OF ACTING
(Six hours of Master Classes on
CD)
Recorded by Michael Chekhov
Applause Theater Books, New York
ISBN# 1557831173

LESSONS FOR THE PROFESSIONAL ACTOR
By Michael Chekhov
Performing Arts Journal Publication Books, NY
ISBN# 093382680X

 

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