Michael Chekhov. My movements and my speech are true to myself, to my psychology … ~Chekhov. About the artist…. He studied under Stanislavski at the Moscow Art Theatre , where he was noted to be Stanislavski’s best student.
My movements and my speech are true to myself, to my psychology … ~Chekhov
“… the tendency to produce such a gesture undoubtedly exists in our own mind. And this tendency is the same which stimulates us to produce physical “breaking,” “drawing,” or “grasping” gestures, if such seem necessary.
“Hamlet …, when the curtain is raised, can sit motionless in the throne room. This is your imagination. But Hamlet’s psychological gesture may be a large, slow, heavy movement with both arms and hands…for Hamlet’s dark, depressed mood… And this gesture is what you must do in reality … Then try to act and speak like Hamlet, having now the psychological gesture only in the back of your mind.”