Stanislavsky and Yoga (Routledge Icarus) by Sergei Tcherkasski

By Sergei Tcherkasski

This booklet offers with probably the most very important assets of the Stanislavsky method - Yoga, its perform and philosophy. Sergei Tcherkasski conscientiously collects files on Yoga in Stanislavsky's writings from diverse classes and discusses hidden references which aren't defined through Stanislavsky himself a result of censorship in his day. bright examples of Yoga dependent education from the practice session perform of the Moscow artwork Theatre and plenty of of Stanislavsky's studios (the First Studio in 1910s, the second one Studio and Opera Studio of the Bolshoi Theatre in Nineteen Twenties, Opera-Dramatic Studio in Nineteen Thirties) are provided.


The concentration of Tcherkasski's learn comprises a comparative analyzing of the Stanislavsky process and Yogi Ramacharaka's books, that have been a chief resource for Stanislavsky. for that reason, Tcherkasski analyzes components of the approach according to Yoga rules. between them are:



  • relaxation of muscle groups (muscular release),

  • communication and prana,

  • emission of rays and reception of rays,

  • beaming of air of secrecy,

  • sending of prana,

  • attention,

  • visualizations (mental images).

Special realization is paid to the assumption of the superconscious in Yoga, and in Ramacharaka's and Stanislavsky's theories.


Tcherkasski's wide-ranging research has ended in new and interesting discoveries in regards to the Russian grasp. in addition, he finds the level to which Stanislavsky expected glossy discoveries in neurobiology and cognitive science.


In this booklet Tcherkasski acts as a researcher, historian, theatre director, and skilled appearing instructor. He argues that a few 40 in step with cent of uncomplicated routines in any Stanislavsky dependent actor education application of at the present time are rooted in Yoga. Actors, academics, and scholars will locate it fascinating to find that they're following within the footsteps of Yoga of their daily Stanislavsky established education and rehearsals.

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