In 1913 Prince Sergei Volkonsky, a director of the Russian Imperial Ballet, published two books based on Delsarte’s principles which had considerable impact on the Russian modernist theatre. Stanislavsky, Meyerhold and Vakhtangov, all explored the semiology of emotional expression, as did the Russian physiologists Sechenov and Pavlov. Mikhail Chekhov, in particular, developed principles of physical acting, and the article concludes with a comparison between his work and that of Delsarte.
© 2005 Mime Journal, Pomona College, Claremont Colleges
Taylor, George and Whyman, Rose
"Francois Delsarte, Prince Sergei Volkonsky and Mikhail Chekhov,"
Vol. 23, Article 7.
Available at: http://scholarship.claremont.edu/mimejournal/vol23/iss1/7