224 pages | 22 B/W Illus.
The Ritual Theatre of Theodoros Terzopoulos outlines the story of the Athenian-based Attis Theatre and the way its founder and director, Theodoros Terzopoulos, introduced bio-energetic presences of the body on the stage, in an attempt to redefine and reappraise what it means today not only to have a body, but to fully be a body.
Terzopoulos created a very specific attitude towards life and death, and it is this broad perspective on energy and consciousness that makes his work so appealing both to a general public and to students of arts, theatre and drama. Freddy Decreus’ study charts the career of Greece’s most acclaimed theatre director and provides a spiritual and philosophic answer in times where former Western meta-narratives have failed.
List of Figures. Acknowledgements. Chapter 1: Unfathomable faces. Chapter 2: Myth and mythos in times of transition. Chapter 3: Myth and its riddles. Chapter 4: A Universe of Time and Space. Chapter 5: Rituals in a world of bioenergetics. Chapter 6: Inauguration of a new Humanism? Bibliography. Index.