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The Moon Rises from the Ganges

My journey through Asian acting techniques, 1st Edition

By Eugenio Barba

Edited by Lluis Masgrau


292 pages

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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 of his professional trajectory. Little known or unpublished texts are included together with widely diffused articles which have become classics. The result is a book which examines in detail an important chapter of the dialogue between East and West in the theatre culture of the twentieth century.

Table of Contents

1. Wanderlehre: Travelling to Learn 2. Inspiration: A Theatrical Arcadia 3. Dialogue: Under the Skin 4. Cohabitation: The Performers‘ Village 5. Summing Up Postscript: Two Pairs of Eyes

About the Series

Routledge Icarus

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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