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The Routledge Companion to Performance Practitioners
Volume Two




ISBN 9781138953758
Published August 16, 2020 by Routledge
544 Pages

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Book Description

The Routledge Companion to Performance Practitioners collects the outstanding biographical and production overviews of key theatre practitioners first featured in the popular Routledge Performance Practitioners series of guidebooks.

Each of the chapters is written by an expert on a particular figure, from Stanislavsky and Brecht to Laban and Decroux, and places their work in its social and historical context. Summaries and analyses of their key productions indicate how each practitioner's theoretical approaches to performance and the performer were manifested in practice. 

All 22 practitioners from the original series are represented, with this volume covering those born after 1915. This is the definitive first step for students, scholars and practitioners hoping to acquaint themselves with the leading names in performance, or deepen their knowledge of these seminal figures.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements

Notes on Contributors

Introduction

11. KANTOR (19151990) – Noel Witts

11.1 BIOGRAPHY AND CONTEXT

11.2 KEY PERFORMANCES

12. HALPRIN (1920–) – Libby Worth and Helen Poynor

12.1 LIFE AND WORK

12.2 THE MOUNTAIN PERFORMANCES, CIRCLE THE EARTH AND THE PLANETARY DANCE

13. LECOQ (19211999) Simon Murray

13.1 THE LIFE OF JACQUES LECOQ

13.2 TRACES OF JACQUES LECOQ: THÉÂTRE DE COMPLICITÉ’S STREET OF CROCODILES AND THE WORK OF MUMMENSCHANZ

14. BOAL (19312009) Frances Babbage

14.1 BIOGRAPHY AND CONTEXT

14.2 FORUM THEATRE IN PRODUCTION

15. GROTOWSKI (1933 1999)  James Slowiak and Jairo Cuesta

15.1 BIOGRAPHY AND CONTEXT

15.2 GROTOWSKI AS DIRECTOR

16. BARBA (1936–) – Jane Turner

16.1 BUILDING A ‘SMALL TRADITION’

16.2 A SPECTATOR’S VIEW OF EGO FAUST

17. MNOUCHKINE (1939 –)  Judith G. Miller

17.1 INTELLECTUAL AND ARTISTIC BIOGRAPHY: NOMAD OF THE IMAGINATION

17.2 FOUR KEY PRODUCTIONS: MNOUCHKINE’S "FANATICALLY THEATRICAL"

18. BAUSCH (1940 2009) Royd Climenhaga

18.1 AN ARTISTIC AND CONTEXTUAL HISTORY

18.2 KONTAKTHOF IN CONTEXT

19. WILSON (1941–) – Maria Shevtsova

19.1 A WORKING LIFE

19.2 EINSTEIN ON THE BEACH AND PUSHKIN’S FAIRYTALES

20. ABRAMOVIC (1946–) – Mary Richards

20.1 BIOGRAPHY AND CONTEXT

20.2 KEY WORKS

21. LEPAGE (1957–) – Aleksandar Saša Dundjerović

21.1 CULTURAL AND ARTISTIC BIOGRAPHY: ROBERT LEPAGE IN-BETWEEN WORLDS

21.2 PERFORMANCE TEXT: THE DRAGONS’ TRILOGY

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Editor(s)

Biography

Franc Chamberlain is Professor of Drama, Theatre and Performance at the University of Huddersfield, UK and the series editor for Routledge Performance Practitioners.

Bernadette Sweeney is Professor of Theatre and Performance Studies at the School of Theatre & Dance at the University of Montana, USA and co-editor with Franc Chamberlain of the expanded Routledge Performance Practitioners series.