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A Peopled Labyrinth - information
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Biographical note - Christpher Fette
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GFCA Publishing came into existence in order to bring to a wider public the work written by Christopher Fettes, entitled 'A Peopled Labyrinth'. The book has now been published, and is an eleoquent exploration of the theory of Character Analysis developed by Yat Malmgren, as taught at the original Drama Centre London.
GFCA Publishing is based at The Giles Foreman Centre for Acting - a leading centre for the training of the actor, based in the heart of London’s Soho district - with another spacious centre newly opened - GFCA Paris - in the 18th arrondissement, convenient for the Gare du Nord. Giles Foreman trained as an actor at the Drama Centre, London. He is now one of the most renowned acting specialists in Europe, regularly coaches on movies throughout Europe and the USA, and is a leading exponent of Character Analysis.
Christopher Fettes, still one of the UK’s most esteemed drama teachers was, with Yat Malmgren, co-founder of Drama Centre London.
The book is a detailed account of the Laban-Carpenter ‘Theory of Movement Psychology’ as completed by by Yat Malmgren, renowned Swedish dancer and acting teacher.
Malmgren’s teaching drew from the applied psychology of movement developed by Rudolph Laban. This method of character analysis is concerned with expressing the inner state of a character through movement, and is a synthesis of Laban's theory of movement expression, C.G. Jung's character types (published in 1923) and key principles of acting established by Constantin Stanislavski.
The launch of this book marks the completion of four years of intense work, bringing into being a long overdue, thorough and complete analysis of the theory. It will prove invaluable as a tool to future students and serve to preserve this extraordinary work for generations to come. The first, hardback edition of the book is now available to the general public as from 21 September 2015. It may be purchased from our London Centre, from French's Theatre bookshop in London, and on Amazon.
A Peopled Labyrinth - the book
“I believe that, thanks to Christopher Fettes’ profound insight into the work, his years of intimate involvement with it and his elegant rendering of it here, generations of actors will benefit immeasurably - as will their audiences."