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Eugenio Barba

1st Edition

By Jane Turner

Routledge

174 pages

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Description

Eugenio Barba is recognized as one of the most important theatre practitioners working today. Along with the company he founded over fifty years ago, the world-acclaimed Odin Teatret, he continues to produce extraordinary theatre performances that tour the world, and his International School of Theatre Anthropology has greatly developed research into the craft of the actor.

Now revised and updated, this volume reveals the background to and work of a major influence on twentieth- and twenty-first century performance. Eugenio Barba is the first book to combine:

  • an overview of Barba’s work and that of his company, Odin Teatret
  • exploration of his writings and ideas on theatre anthropology, and his unique contribution to contemporary performance research
  • in-depth analysis of the 2000 production of Ego Faust, performed at the International School of Theatre Anthropology
  • a practical guide to training exercises developed by Barba and the actors in the company.

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

Table of Contents

List of figures vii

Acknowledgements ix

1 BUILDING A ‘SMALL TRADITION’ 1

2 JOURNEYS BY CANOE 41

3 A SPECTATOR’S VIEW OF EGO FAUST 75

4 PRACTICAL EXERCISES 109

Glossary 149

Bibliography 161

Index 167

 

About the Author/Editor

Jane Turner is Principal Lecturer in the Department of Contemporary Arts at Manchester Metropolitan University.

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
PER011000
PERFORMING ARTS / Theater / General
PER011010
PERFORMING ARTS / Theater / Direction & Production
PER011020
PERFORMING ARTS / Theater / History & Criticism