Keystone of the Alexander Technique
compiled and edited by Elizabeth Langford
Walter Hadrian Marshall Carrington (1915-2005) was chosen by F.M. Alexander to assist him in the training of teachers – and he faithfully carried on that work for fifty years after Alexander's death, in addition to giving innumerable private lessons. He was a remarkable teacher whose work continues to influence thousands of lives. This compilation of over 100 contributions from his pupils is more than an affectionate tribute to a great man. Informative, entertaining, and often moving, it preserves for future generations an impression of the man and his teaching – a blend of skill, erudition, humour, courage, and profound kindliness.
The heart of the book consists of pupils' memories, to which are added a list of Walter's published works, the text of three of his last lectures, hitherto unpublished information about his war service, an extract from a personal letter, and the tributes at the Memorial Service. This is a book for the personal library of anyone with a serious interest in the Alexander Technique. Teachers, trainees, and private pupils – all can enjoy and benefit from referring to it again and again.
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