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Alexander's Way


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Using F.M. Alexander’s own words and the remembrances of those who knew him best, Alexander’s Way retraces Alexander’s steps: from his earliest days as an actor and teacher of elocution and the Delsarte Method in 1890s Australia to the development of his own teaching and unique hands-on ability in London in the years before World War I. We follow the maturation of his method, observe his travels to the United States and the influential support of John Dewey, and witness—through the eyes of Marjory Barlow, Walter Carrington, Aldous Huxley, Margaret Naumburg, Irene Tasker, and many 
others—Alexander’s remarkable skill in his final decades. An invitation to more deeply explore F. M. Alexander’s fascinating history, Alexander’s Way is a rich resource for all serious students of the Alexander Technique. Bibliography and index included.

Author Alexander D. Murray’s study of the Alexander Technique began in 1955. He and his wife, Joan Murray, trained as teachers with Walter Carrington in the 1960s and were close with many first-generation teachers. Through their friendship with  anthropologist Raymond Dart, they developed the Dart Procedures, an ongoing exploration of human developmental movement that has influenced Alexander teaching throughout the world. He and Joan have co-directed the Alexander Technique Center Urbana since 1977. Alex is professor emeritus of flute at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and former principal flute of the London Symphony Orchestra. The National Flute Association honored him with the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award.

Alexander Technique Center Urbana (www.atcu.us)

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Full Title:
Alexander's Way: Frederick Matthias Alexander In His Own Words and the Words of Those Who Knew Him
Alexander D. Murray
Rose Bronec, Andrew Putnam McCann
Evelyn Shapiro
6" x 9" Paperback
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