Remembering Walter Carrington

Keystone of the Alexander Technique

compiled and edited by Elizabeth Langford
Leuven (Belgium): Alexandertechniek Centrum vzw, 2006 - 215 p.
ISBN 90-808491-2-X

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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memories, to which are added a list of Walter's published works, the text of three of his last lectures, hitherto unpublished information about his war service, an extract from a personal letter, and the tributes at the Memorial Service.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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