Michael Chekhov and the embodied imagination: Higher self and non-self

  title={Michael Chekhov and the embodied imagination: Higher self and non-self},
  author={Jerri Daboo},
  journal={Studies in Theatre and Performance},
  pages={261 - 273}
  • Jerri Daboo
  • Published 1 January 2007
  • Art
  • Studies in Theatre and Performance
Abstract Michael Chekhov developed a series of exercises, influenced in part by the work of Rudolf Steiner, which explore a psychophysical approach to training and performing. This article discusses his ideas and techniques in relation to the phenomenon of the embodied imagination for the actor; ways in which imagining can create a direct and altering effect on the physiology of the body; and how this can be utilised by the actor in creating a character, which they both are-and-are-not. The… 
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