Chekhov Drama Studio

Based in St Kilda, Chekhov Drama Studio hosts workshops for kids and adults and is a venue for a variety of theatrical productions.

In this intensive course ( 3 months) the students will have a chance to explore the unique system of Stanislavsky's method acting through Michael Chekhov's exercise adapted for the use by non-actors.
Completing Chekhov Drama Studio course will help you to explore fundamental skills for the actor in a playful and supportive environment. Discover the expressive qualities of your body and voice through a combination of games, improvisation, characterization and text.
In Stanislavsky's system four elements are considered to be essential: Form, Wholeness, Lightness and Beauty.
Whenever the object of art or performance contains the first three elements, beauty is achieved.

'It is the lightness of touch which more than anything else, makes the artist' ( Edward Eggeston)


Mikhail Aleksandrovich Chekhov (Russian: Михаил Александрович Чехов, August 29, 1891 in Moscow - September 30, 1955 in Beverly Hills, California) was an Academy Award-nominated Russian - American actor, director, author, and developer of his own acting technique used by actors such as Client Eastwood, Marilyn Monroe, Yul Brynner, and Robert Stack.
Chekhov was considered by Konstantin Stanislavsky to be one of his brightest students. He was one of a handful of proteges of Stanislavsky who both embraced and rebelled against the theories and practices of Stanislavsky. Mikhail believed Stanislavsky's techniques led too readily to a naturalistic style.

Between 1936 and 1939 Chekhov established The Chekhov Theatre School at Dartington Hall, in Devon, England and in 1938 his school moved to Connecticut, where it took up residence of an old boarding school, giving its first diplomas in 1939.
Noted actors Jack Nicholson, while receiving his 1999 Golden Globe Award, and Anthony Hopkins, on "Inside the Actors Studio", both acknowledged the power of Michael Chekhov's Psychological Gesture. Today, the Chekhov techniques are gaining world-wide recognition in an amazing expansion of interest as artists seek to discover a consistent means to peak states of performance.

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Chekhov Drama Studio⊜ 175-177 Chapel Street St Kilda | Map
175-177 Chapel StreetSt Kilda
0413 224707

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