Written by one of the master teachers of Michael Chekhov's actor training techniques, this title features a course of exercises that strengthen the link between the basic tools of voice and body and the limitless potential of the actor's imagination.
David Zinder's "Body Voice Imagination" is written by one of the master teachers of Michael Chekhov's actor training techniques. It is a course of exercises that strengthen the link between the basic tools of voice and body and the limitless potential of the actor's imagination. Through these exercises, actors can harness their creative expressivity. This new edition has been fully updated, with revisions and new material. It contains a detailed description, with exercises, of ImageWork's connection with The Chekhov Technique; updated exercises, reflecting developments in David Zinder's own "ImageWork Training"; and, a new chapter, bridging the gap between training and performance. "Body Voice Imagination" develops both a comprehensive physical training system and an emphasis on practical character work. This authoritative programme of 'pre-Chekhov' training is furnished with essential notes and advice from the author's vast store of experience.
Pre-text Introduction Part 1: Logic 1. The logic of training 2. Training into writing 3. Technicalities Part 2: Praxis 4. The exercises 5. From training to performance Afterword Bibliography Index