This volume offers a concise guide to the teaching and philosophy of one of the most significant figures in twentieth century actor training. Jacques Lecoq's influence on the theatre of the latter half of the twentieth century cannot be overestimated.
Now reissued Jacques Lecoq is the first book to combine:
THE LIFE OF JACQUES LECOQ
Jacques Lecoq (1921–99)
Jacques Lecoq: actor, director and teacher
Jacques Lecoq and the Western tradition of actor training
Jacques Lecoq: the body and culture
Summary and conclusion
THE TEXTS OF JACQUES LECOQ
Lecoq’s pedagogy: from practice to principles (and back)
Acting for the theatre of the future
TRACES OF JACQUES LECOQ: THÉÂTRE DE COMPLICITÉ’S STREET OF CROCODILES AND THE WORK OF MUMMENSCHANZ
The case of Théâtre de Complicité
The Street of Crocodiles
The case of Mummenschanz
Background and context
I push . . . I pull: towards the dynamics of melodrama
I am pushed . . . I am pulled: towards the dynamics of tragedy
I push myself . . . I pull myself: towards the dynamics of commedia dell’arte
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