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The Routledge Companion to Michael Chekhov

The Routledge Companion to Michael Chekhov, ed. M.-C. Autant-Mathieu & Yana Meerzon, London/New York, Routledge, 2015, 434 pages, 12 ill. ISBN 978-0-425-71018-3.

The Routledge Companion to Michael Chekhov brings together Chekhov specialists from around the world – theatre practitioners, theorists, historians and archivists – to provide an astonishingly comprehensive assessment of his life, work and legacy.

This volume aims to connect East and West; theatre theory and practice. It reconsiders the history of Chekhov’s acting method, directing and pedagogy, using the archival documents found across the globe: in Russia, England, America, Germany, Lithuania and Switzerland. It presents Chekhov’s legacy and ideas in the framework of interdisciplinary theatre practices and theories, as well as at the crossroads of cultures, in the context of his forays into such areas as Western mime and Asian cosmology.

This remarkable Companion, thoughtfully edited by two leading Chekhov scholars, will prove invaluable to students and scholars of theatre, theatre practitioners and theoreticians, and specialists in Slavic and transcultural studies.

The Routledge Companion to Michael Chekhov de M.-C. Autant-Mathieu et Yana Meerzon