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Usefulness of Meyerhold's 'Biomechanics' as an Alternative for a Method of Actor Training II - Focused on the Actual Training Program of 'Biomechanics'

배우 훈련 방법의 대안으로서 메이어홀드 '인체역학'의 효용성 II - '인체역학'의 실제 훈련 프로그램을 중심으로

  • Received : 2014.07.04
  • Accepted : 2014.09.26
  • Published : 2014.11.28

Abstract

The 'Biomechanics', which was devised to systematically train actor's material and medium, is evaluated as the first approach to an acting method in earnest with Stanislavsky's 'System'. Especially, due to the psycho-physical features of 'Biomechanics' that helps an actor to master a mechanism of human being such as stimulus, impulse and reaction, it was valued as an alternative for a naturalistic acting method that was excessively focused on the actor's emotional expression. However, the 'Biomechanics' is not utilized with activity in a field of actor training in Korea compared with Stanislavsky's 'The Method of Physical Action' which has a similar starting point as the psycho-physical feature. It is because of a political reason that a study for Meyerhold was officially forbidden in Russia until the mid-twentieth century. It is also because of a limit that incorporeal features of the 'Biomechanics' could not but be explained only by publications, especially translation. In this sense, as part of seeking for a new alternative of acting methods in Korea, this study will explore a possibility of applying the 'Biomechanics' to the actual actor training field through correct understanding of it.

Keywords

Biomechanics;Meyerhold;Acting Method;Actor Training

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