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Etienne Decroux

By Thomas Leabhart

© 2007 – Routledge

168 pages

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About the Book

Routledge Performance Practitioners is a series of introductory guides to the key theatre-makers of the last century. Each volume explains the background to and the work of one of the major influences on twentieth- and twenty-first-century performance.

These compact, well-illustrated and clearly written books will unravel the contribution of modern theatre's most charismatic innovators. Etienne Decroux is the first book to combine:

  • an overview of Decroux's life and work
  • an analysis of Decroux's "Words on Mime", the first book to be written about this art
  • a series of practical exercises offering an introduction to corporeal mime technique.

As a first step towards critical understanding, and as an initial exploration before going on to further, primary research, Routledge Performance Practitioners are unbeatable value for today's student.

About the Author

Thomas Leabhart, Professor of Theatre and Resident Artist at Pomona College in California, edits Mime Journal, performs and teaches internationally, and is a member of the Artistic Staff of Eugenio Barba’s ISTA (International School of Theatre Anthropology). Macmillan and St. Martin’s published his Modern and Post-Modern Mime in 1989.

About the Series

Routledge Performance Practitioners

Routledge Performance Practitioners is an innovative series of introductory handbooks on key figures in twentieth-century performance practice.
Each volume focuses on a theatre-maker who has transformed the way we understand theatre and performance. The books are carefully structured to enable the reader to gain a good grasp of the fundamental elements underpinning each practitioner's work. They provide an inspiring springboard for students on twentieth century, contemporary theatre and theatre history courses.
These compact, well-illustrated and clearly written books unravel the contribution of modern theatre's most charismatic innovators, through:

  • personal biography
  • explanation of key writings
  • description of significant productions
  • reproduction of practical exercises.

As a first step towards critical understanding, and as an initial exploration before going on to further, primary research, Routledge Performance Practitioners are unbeatable value for today's student.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PER000000
PERFORMING ARTS / General
PER006000
PERFORMING ARTS / Theater / Miming
PER011000
PERFORMING ARTS / Theater / General