If, as an actor, your body is your ‘instrument’ – and the only way you can express the internal impulses of the character you?re playing – what happens when the body-mind, ?psychophysical? connection is lost? Andrei Droznin, Russia’s foremost teacher of physical actor training, calls this loss the ‘desomatization’ of the human body, and argues that these connections urgently need to be restored for full expressivity. This is a genuinely unique book which links theory to practice by a man who has worked at the very top of Russian theatre; a movement specialist who has taught at the Moscow Art Theatre as well as drama schools all over the world. Beautifully translated by Natasha Fedorova,ÿthis volumeÿwill excite and inspire a new generation of English-language readers.