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Under the editorial direction of Eugenio Barba, Frank Camilleri and Dariusz Kosinski, this co-publication project encompasses some of Europe's finest contemporary theatre research.

The series will continue to foreground questions and contradictions from a laboratory perspective, in both technical and theoretical spheres. Forthcoming publications include:

  • Zbigniew Osinski's Jerzy Grotowski's Journeys to the East
  • Franco Ruffini's Theatre and Boxing: The Actor Who Flies
  • Katarzyna Osinska's Russian Theatre Studios and Laboratories in the Twentieth Century
  • Eugenio Barba's The Moon which Rises from the Ganges: The Influence of Asian Acting Techniques on My Work
  • Mirella Schino's The Laboratory of Theatre Anthropology.
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    Stanislavsky and Yoga

    By Sergei Tcherkasski

    This book deals with one of the most important sources of the Stanislavsky System - Yoga, its practice and philosophy. Sergei Tcherkasski carefully collects records on Yoga in Stanislavsky's writings from different periods and discusses hidden references which are not explained by Stanislavsky…

    Paperback – 2016-05-20
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  • The Moon Rises from the Ganges: My journey through Asian acting techniques book cover

    The Moon Rises from the Ganges

    My journey through Asian acting techniques

    By Eugenio Barba

    Edited by Lluis Masgrau

    A collection of texts by Eugenio Barba reconstructing the history of his relationships with the Asian classical theatres. Interweaving stories of journeys, meetings, anecdotes, reflections and technical descriptions, the author exposes the phases and changes in a passion that covers the fifty years…

    Paperback – 2016-01-25
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  • Etienne Decroux and his Theatre Laboratory book cover

    Etienne Decroux and his Theatre Laboratory

    By Marco de Marinis

    Etienne Decroux and His Theatre Laboratory is based on the long-awaited translation of Marco De Marinis' monumental work on mime in the twentieth century: Mimo e teatro nel Novecento (1993). Now revised and updated, the volume focuses specifically on the seminal role played by French mime…

    Paperback – 2015-08-04
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  • Jerzy Grotowski's Journeys to the East book cover

    Jerzy Grotowski's Journeys to the East

    By Zbigniew Osinski

    Jerzy Grotowski’s Journeys to the East is an unusual collection of facts, quotations, and commentaries documenting the real and metaphorical journeys of the Polish theatre director and ‘teacher of performers’ into a geographical and cultural dimension which we used to and still call the Orient.…

    Paperback – 2014-07-16
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  • Theatre and Boxing: The Actor who Flies book cover

    Theatre and Boxing

    The Actor who Flies

    By Franco Ruffini

    Theatre and Boxing focuses on a problem which is of paramount importance for any theatre practitioner and researcher: the actor’s believable body. This problem has been taken up by Stanislavski, Meyerhold, Artaud, Brecht, Decroux, Copeau, Grotowski, and many others. It is an essential hurdle for…

    Paperback – 2014-06-19
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  • Alchemists of the Stage: Theatre Laboratories in Europe book cover

    Alchemists of the Stage

    Theatre Laboratories in Europe

    By Mirella Schino

    What is a theatre laboratory? Why a theatre laboratory? This book tries to answer these questions focusing on the experiences and theories, the visions and the techniques, the differences and similarities of European theatre laboratories in the twentieth century. It studies in depth the Studios of…

    Paperback – 2013-08-21
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  • Eurasian Theatre: Drama and Performance Between East and West from Classical Antiquity to the Present book cover

    Eurasian Theatre

    Drama and Performance Between East and West from Classical Antiquity to the Present

    By Nicola Savarese

    The distances that separate East from West – the two extremes of the Eurasian continent – are enormous. Yet, since ancient times, the people of Europe and Asia have tried to overcome this remoteness through a network of trade routes known as the Silk Road. The great migrations, the continuous…

    Hardback – 2013-08-21
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    Stepping Stones

    By Ingemar Lindh

    Edited by Frank Camilleri

    Stepping Stones is the book of a practitioner. It documents the work of a laboratory-based practice that investigated the principles of collective improvisation as a performance practice. Though the dynamics and mechanisms of collective work and improvisation have been amply researched in training…

    Paperback – 2013-08-21
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    Grotowski & Company

    By Ludwik Flaszen

    This collection of texts by Ludwik Flaszen, Grotowski's main collaborator and co-founder of the Teatr 13 Rzedow (later the Teatr Laboratorium), gathers together key texts, nearly all of which have never before been published in English. These include lectures, papers on issues such as actor…

    Paperback – 2013-08-21
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