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Transition: Transformation

Sinéad Rushe

Sinéad Rushe is a lecturer in Acting and Movement on the BA (Hons) in Acting at Central School of Speech and Drama, London (CSSD) and teaches the Michael Chekhov Technique for acting teachers and for professional actors and directors (through Living Pictures and The Actor's Centre). She studied the Michael Chekhov technique intensively at the Michael Chekhov Studio in New York and London as well as in Paris. A director, performer and acting teacher, one of her recent works, Out of Time, was nominated for a 2010 Olivier Award and 2009 Dance Critic's Circle Award for its London run. Sinéad is the co-translator into French, with Sarah Hirschmuller, of several works by English playwright Howard Barker. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Michael Chekhov’s Acting Technique : A Practitioner’s Guide

Methuen Drama, 2019

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...‘The desire and ability to transform oneself are the very heart of the actor’s nature’ Transformation as a law of composition Chekhov names transformation as his ‘third law of composition’ (TA, 94), in addition to the first two laws we...

The Third of the Four Brothers: Feeling of Beauty

Sinéad Rushe

Sinéad Rushe is a lecturer in Acting and Movement on the BA (Hons) in Acting at Central School of Speech and Drama, London (CSSD) and teaches the Michael Chekhov Technique for acting teachers and for professional actors and directors (through Living Pictures and The Actor's Centre). She studied the Michael Chekhov technique intensively at the Michael Chekhov Studio in New York and London as well as in Paris. A director, performer and acting teacher, one of her recent works, Out of Time, was nominated for a 2010 Olivier Award and 2009 Dance Critic's Circle Award for its London run. Sinéad is the co-translator into French, with Sarah Hirschmuller, of several works by English playwright Howard Barker. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Michael Chekhov’s Acting Technique : A Practitioner’s Guide

Methuen Drama, 2019

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...‘Let us look at manual labourers. We will see that their movements are often beautiful. When, for instance, the heavy hammer flies up and down again and again, the worker’s mind is occupied exclusively with the task...

Six Directions

Sinéad Rushe

Sinéad Rushe is a lecturer in Acting and Movement on the BA (Hons) in Acting at Central School of Speech and Drama, London (CSSD) and teaches the Michael Chekhov Technique for acting teachers and for professional actors and directors (through Living Pictures and The Actor's Centre). She studied the Michael Chekhov technique intensively at the Michael Chekhov Studio in New York and London as well as in Paris. A director, performer and acting teacher, one of her recent works, Out of Time, was nominated for a 2010 Olivier Award and 2009 Dance Critic's Circle Award for its London run. Sinéad is the co-translator into French, with Sarah Hirschmuller, of several works by English playwright Howard Barker. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Michael Chekhov’s Acting Technique : A Practitioner’s Guide

Methuen Drama, 2019

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...For more on directions in space, see HA, 22; RS, 172–6. To my knowledge, there is nothing specifically written about them in Chekhov’s core writings that exists in English. ‘When you are bound, you are not free’.With the main...

Qualities of Movement: Moulding, Floating, Flying

Sinéad Rushe

Sinéad Rushe is a lecturer in Acting and Movement on the BA (Hons) in Acting at Central School of Speech and Drama, London (CSSD) and teaches the Michael Chekhov Technique for acting teachers and for professional actors and directors (through Living Pictures and The Actor's Centre). She studied the Michael Chekhov technique intensively at the Michael Chekhov Studio in New York and London as well as in Paris. A director, performer and acting teacher, one of her recent works, Out of Time, was nominated for a 2010 Olivier Award and 2009 Dance Critic's Circle Award for its London run. Sinéad is the co-translator into French, with Sarah Hirschmuller, of several works by English playwright Howard Barker. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Michael Chekhov’s Acting Technique : A Practitioner’s Guide

Methuen Drama, 2019

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...You can read about these in TA, 8–13; TOA, 43–8; HA, 42–6; MC, 129–33; LP, 96–7, 124, 147; RS, 308–12. ‘How often the actor tries to force his feelings, to order himself to become sorrowful, gay...

Objective Atmosphere

Sinéad Rushe

Sinéad Rushe is a lecturer in Acting and Movement on the BA (Hons) in Acting at Central School of Speech and Drama, London (CSSD) and teaches the Michael Chekhov Technique for acting teachers and for professional actors and directors (through Living Pictures and The Actor's Centre). She studied the Michael Chekhov technique intensively at the Michael Chekhov Studio in New York and London as well as in Paris. A director, performer and acting teacher, one of her recent works, Out of Time, was nominated for a 2010 Olivier Award and 2009 Dance Critic's Circle Award for its London run. Sinéad is the co-translator into French, with Sarah Hirschmuller, of several works by English playwright Howard Barker. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Michael Chekhov’s Acting Technique : A Practitioner’s Guide

Methuen Drama, 2019

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...You can study more about atmosphere in TA, 47–62, 195–200; TOA, 26–36; LP, 28, 37–8, 51, 56, 97–100; LT, 68–74; AA, 2:3; HA, 81–4; MCT, 3:11; PT, 294, 308–9. In the second part of To the Director and Playwright, Charles Leonard has collated...

Conclusion: Theatre of the Future

Sinéad Rushe

Sinéad Rushe is a lecturer in Acting and Movement on the BA (Hons) in Acting at Central School of Speech and Drama, London (CSSD) and teaches the Michael Chekhov Technique for acting teachers and for professional actors and directors (through Living Pictures and The Actor's Centre). She studied the Michael Chekhov technique intensively at the Michael Chekhov Studio in New York and London as well as in Paris. A director, performer and acting teacher, one of her recent works, Out of Time, was nominated for a 2010 Olivier Award and 2009 Dance Critic's Circle Award for its London run. Sinéad is the co-translator into French, with Sarah Hirschmuller, of several works by English playwright Howard Barker. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Michael Chekhov’s Acting Technique : A Practitioner’s Guide

Methuen Drama, 2019

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...‘We shall raise ourselves – and with ourselves also the theatre – to a genuine creativity only when, like surgeons, we feel responsible for the life of our play, the life of our theatre’Chekhov refers frequently to ‘the theatre...

Stick, Veil, Ball

Sinéad Rushe

Sinéad Rushe is a lecturer in Acting and Movement on the BA (Hons) in Acting at Central School of Speech and Drama, London (CSSD) and teaches the Michael Chekhov Technique for acting teachers and for professional actors and directors (through Living Pictures and The Actor's Centre). She studied the Michael Chekhov technique intensively at the Michael Chekhov Studio in New York and London as well as in Paris. A director, performer and acting teacher, one of her recent works, Out of Time, was nominated for a 2010 Olivier Award and 2009 Dance Critic's Circle Award for its London run. Sinéad is the co-translator into French, with Sarah Hirschmuller, of several works by English playwright Howard Barker. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Michael Chekhov’s Acting Technique : A Practitioner’s Guide

Methuen Drama, 2019

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...For more on stick, ball, veil see HA, 60–6; MC, 132; RS, 204–7, 318–19. I was introduced to this work by Sarah Kane.‘You must try to develop a feeling that you are a creative person, that you are capable of creating...

Being Changed

Tom Salinsky

Tom Salinsky is the co-founder (with Deborah Frances-White) of The Spontaneity Shop. He and Deborah have performed improvisation for the Royal Court, the RSC Summer Season, the Gilded Balloon at the Edinburgh Festival, and at the Bloomsbury Theatre. They have toured the world and performed at many comedy festivals by invitation. They teach at RADA, The Actors Centre, The National Youth Theatre, and many other colleges and institutions, as well as their own successful workshop program. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Deborah Frances-White

Deborah Frances-White is a stand-up comedian best known for her BBC Radio 4 show Deborah Frances-White Rolls the Dice. She’s performed comedy around the world including The Edinburgh Festival, The Melbourne International Comedy Festival and Roadshow and The London Storytelling Festival. Her book Off the Mic, co-authored with Marsha Shandur, was published by Bloomsbury Methuen Drama in 2015. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Improv Handbook : The Ultimate Guide to Improvising in Comedy, Theatre, and Beyond

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2017

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...The fundamental component of drama, but often overlooked by improvisers, who see in it a tremendous risk. In fact, it can be the most useful tool in their toolbox, and very often the best way to accept offers of all kinds.At a visit...

Working Together

Tom Salinsky

Tom Salinsky is the co-founder (with Deborah Frances-White) of The Spontaneity Shop. He and Deborah have performed improvisation for the Royal Court, the RSC Summer Season, the Gilded Balloon at the Edinburgh Festival, and at the Bloomsbury Theatre. They have toured the world and performed at many comedy festivals by invitation. They teach at RADA, The Actors Centre, The National Youth Theatre, and many other colleges and institutions, as well as their own successful workshop program. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Deborah Frances-White

Deborah Frances-White is a stand-up comedian best known for her BBC Radio 4 show Deborah Frances-White Rolls the Dice. She’s performed comedy around the world including The Edinburgh Festival, The Melbourne International Comedy Festival and Roadshow and The London Storytelling Festival. Her book Off the Mic, co-authored with Marsha Shandur, was published by Bloomsbury Methuen Drama in 2015. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Improv Handbook : The Ultimate Guide to Improvising in Comedy, Theatre, and Beyond

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2017

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...What most drama teachers think improv is all about—and a vital skill—but it needs to be taught hand-in-hand with storytelling, or improvisers will accept even the most ludicrous offer in order to be seen as someone who is “good to work...

Spontaneity

Tom Salinsky

Tom Salinsky is the co-founder (with Deborah Frances-White) of The Spontaneity Shop. He and Deborah have performed improvisation for the Royal Court, the RSC Summer Season, the Gilded Balloon at the Edinburgh Festival, and at the Bloomsbury Theatre. They have toured the world and performed at many comedy festivals by invitation. They teach at RADA, The Actors Centre, The National Youth Theatre, and many other colleges and institutions, as well as their own successful workshop program. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Deborah Frances-White

Deborah Frances-White is a stand-up comedian best known for her BBC Radio 4 show Deborah Frances-White Rolls the Dice. She’s performed comedy around the world including The Edinburgh Festival, The Melbourne International Comedy Festival and Roadshow and The London Storytelling Festival. Her book Off the Mic, co-authored with Marsha Shandur, was published by Bloomsbury Methuen Drama in 2015. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Improv Handbook : The Ultimate Guide to Improvising in Comedy, Theatre, and Beyond

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2017

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...First steps in learning to improvise: getting “out of your head” and abandoning control of the future.We are now ready to begin the main work of this book: our improvisation workshop in text form. Whereas we have elsewhere referred...