Masterclasses in the Michael Chekhov Technique: Waking up the Instrument

In the first of 12 masterclasses, Ted Pugh – co-founder of the Michael Chekhov School – demonstrates how to work with the three centres, the ideal centre, and also explores the concept of inner movement.
MICHA, Michael Chekhov Association
(2007)
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Masterclasses in the Michael Chekhov Technique: The Four Brothers

In the second of 12 masterclasses, Fern Sloan – co-founder of the Michael Chekhov School – demonstrates how to work with ease, form, beauty and a sense of the whole.
MICHA, Michael Chekhov Association
(2007)
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Masterclasses in the Michael Chekhov Technique: Sensations

In the ninth of 12 masterclasses, Lenard Petit – founding member of the Michael Chekhov Association, MICHA – demonstrates how to work with falling, floating and balancing.
MICHA, Michael Chekhov Association
(2007)
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Masterclasses in the Michael Chekhov Technique: Remembering Chekhov

In this panel discussion, Mala Powers, Joanna Merlin and Jack Colvin – all former students of Michael Chekhov – discuss their experiences of working with him in Hollywood, California.
MICHA, Michael Chekhov Association
(2007)
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Masterclasses in the Michael Chekhov Technique: Radiating and Receiving

In the sixth of 12 masterclasses, Ragnar Freidank – a former student of Ted Pugh and Fern Sloan – demonstrates how to work with throwing balls, giving attention, the audience and the text.
MICHA, Michael Chekhov Association
(2007)
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Masterclasses in the Michael Chekhov Technique: Qualities of Movement II

In the fifth of 12 masterclasses, Ted Pugh – co-founder of the Michael Chekhov School – demonstrates how to work with inner activity and inner event, as well as exploring stage business and application to scenes.
MICHA, Michael Chekhov Association
(2007)
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Masterclasses in the Michael Chekhov Technique: Qualities of Movement I

In the fourth of 12 masterclasses, Fern Sloan – co-founder of the Michael Chekhov School – demonstrates how to work with molding, floating, flying and radiating.
MICHA, Michael Chekhov Association
(2007)
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Masterclasses in the Michael Chekhov Technique: Psychological Gesture

In the seventh of 12 masterclasses, Joanna Merlin – the last student of Michael Chekhov still actively teaching – demonstrates how to work with contraction, expansion, and gesture, as well as exploring archetypes in Three Sisters.
MICHA, Michael Chekhov Association
(2007)
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Masterclasses in the Michael Chekhov Technique: Introduction and Teacher Conversation

Five of the world’s leading teachers of the Michael Chekhov technique – Joanna Merlin, Lenard Petit, Ted Pugh, Fern Sloan and Ragnar Freidank – give an insightful introduction to the series.
MICHA, Michael Chekhov Association
(2007)
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Masterclasses in the Michael Chekhov Technique: Imaginary Centres

In the eighth of 12 masterclasses, Lenard Petit – founding member of the Michael Chekhov Association, MICHA – demonstrates how to work with the three centres, the ideal centre and the imaginary centre.
MICHA, Michael Chekhov Association
(2007)
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Masterclasses in the Michael Chekhov Technique: Imaginary Body

In the tenth of 12 masterclasses, Ted Pugh – co-founder of the Michael Chekhov School – demonstrates how to work with straight and curved lines, as well as application to characters in Three Sisters.
MICHA, Michael Chekhov Association
(2007)
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Masterclasses in the Michael Chekhov Technique: Ghost Exercise

In the last of 12 masterclasses, Joanna Merlin and Ragnar Freidank demonstrate how to work with imaginary scene partners.
MICHA, Michael Chekhov Association
(2007)
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Masterclasses in the Michael Chekhov Technique: Expanding and Contracting

In the third of 12 masterclasses, Lenard Petit – founding member of the Michael Chekhov Association, MICHA – demonstrates how to work with inner movement, inner gesture and action, as well as exploring methods of preparation.
MICHA, Michael Chekhov Association
(2007)
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Masterclasses in the Michael Chekhov Technique: Atmosphere

In the eleventh of 12 masterclasses, Ragnar Freidank – a former student of Ted Pugh and Fern Sloan – demonstrates how to work with space, images and crossing the threshold.
MICHA, Michael Chekhov Association
(2007)
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Masterclasses in the Michael Chekhov Technique: Actor Conversation

In this perceptive conversation, a group of seven actors discuss their experiences of working with the Michael Chekhov technique.
MICHA, Michael Chekhov Association
(2007)
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A Masterclass in Theatre Direction with Eugenio Barba

In this personal account, Eugenio Barba, Director of Odin Teatret and of the International School of Theatre Anthropology, shares his thoughts on the techniques and training that develop the art of direction.
Odin Teatret
(2007)
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