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
The first book to apply the insights of the Michael Chekhov technique to the realities of directing a theatrical production.
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.
Provides performers and directors with a practical set of exercises and also with a lexicon with which they can articulate their practice. This, in turn, supports a focused, structured and navigable pathway through a potentially difficult and precarious career ... if the Chekhov Technique appeals to you, [this] will quickly become dog-eared and tatty. * Youth Theatre Ireland *