Michael Chekhov: The Dartington Years


Michael Chekhov‘s life, in England, 1936-39, his most fertile years of unconstrained development of actor training, special footage by Lisa Dalton.

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Michael Chekhov: The Dartington Years: This DVD Video profiles brilliant Actor/Coach Michael Chekhov from 1935-38, the critical years of developing his amazing technique and teaching in English for first time. Introduced by esteemed British actor, Simon Callow, this film features interviews with Dartington Hall students Eleanor Faison, Deirdre Hurst du Prey, and Paul Rogers. William Elmhirst, his sister Beatrice Straight and their parents, Dorothy and Leonard Elmhirst, were and continue to be great benefactors of the Chekhov technique and this film.

Produced by the Michael Chekhov Centre, UK in association with the Dorothy Whitney Elmhirst Trust and Palomino Films, Rarely seen footage shows Mr. Chekhov leading his classes in graceful exercises on the beautiful grounds of Dartington Hall in south west England. Lisa Dalton contributed additional footage of interviews with the students who eventually moved to the United States. FOR AMERICAN SALES ONLY.


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