To the Actor (2nd ed.) | On the Technique of Acting


Michael Chekhov


Michael Chekhov’s classic work To the Actor has been revised and expanded by Mala Powers to explain, clearly and concisely, the essential techniques for every actor from developing a character to strengthen awareness. Chekhov’s simple and practical method – successfully used by professional actors all over the world – trains the actor’s imagination and body to fulfill its potential. To the Actor includes a previously unpublished chapter on ‘Psychological Gesture’, translated into English by the celebrated director Andrei Malaev – Babel; a new biographical overview by Mala Powers; and a foreword by Simon Callow.This book is a vital text for actors and directors including acting and theatre history students.

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