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Etienne Decroux

2nd Edition

By Thomas Leabhart

Routledge

164 pages | 33 B/W Illus.

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Description

Etienne Decrouxis the primarycreator of Corporeal Mime and one of modern theatre’s most charismatic innovators, known for his ground-breaking use of the body as the principal means of expression on stage. This second edition combines:

    • 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.

Table of Contents

List of plates

List of figures

Acknowledgments

1_ A PROMETHEAN LIFE

2_ SUMMARY AND ANALYSIS OF WORDS ON MIME

3_ DECROUX AS DIRECTOR/CREATOR : HOW DID DECROUX MAKE A PERFORMANCE?

4_ CORPOREAL MIME TECHNIQUE: PRACTICAL EXERCISES WITH IMMEDIATE APPLICATIONS

Bibliography

Index

About the Author

Thomas Leabhart, who studied with Decroux for four years and served as his translator and teaching assistant, is Professor of Theatre and Resident Artist at Pomona College, California. He edits Mime Journal, performs and teaches internationally, and was for a decade a member of the Artistic Staff of Eugenio Barba’s ISTA (International School of Theatre Anthropology).

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:
PER011000
PERFORMING ARTS / Theater / General