1st Edition

The Routledge Companion to Studio Performance Practice

Edited By Franc Chamberlain, Bernadette Sweeney Copyright 2021
    646 Pages 94 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    646 Pages 94 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

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    The Routledge Companion to Studio Performance Practice is a unique, indispensable guide to the training methods of the world’s key theatre practitioners.

    Compiling the practical work outlined in the popular Routledge Performance Practitioners series of guidebooks, each set of exercises has been edited and contextualised by an expert in that particular approach. Each chapter provides a taster of one practitioner’s work, answering the same key questions: ‘How did this artist work? How can I begin to put my understanding of this to practical use?’ Newly written chapter introductions put the exercises in context, explaining how they fit into the wider methods and philosophy of the practitioner in question.

    All 21 volumes in the original series are represented in this volume.



    List of Figures

    Notes on Contributors

    1. STANISLAVSKI (1863-1938) – Bella Merlin

    2. MEYERHOLD (1874-1940) – Jonathan Pitches

    3. COPEAU (1879-1949) – Mark Evans

    4. LABAN (1879-1958) – Karen K. Bradley

    5. WIGMAN (1886 -1973) -- Mary Anne Santos Newhall

    6. CHEKHOV (1891 -1955) – Franc Chamberlain

    7. BRECHT (1898 -1956) – Meg Mumford

    8. DECROUX (1898- 1991) – Thomas Leabhart

    9. OHNO (1906-2010) and HIJIKATA (1928-1986) -- Sondra Fraleigh and Tamah Nakamura

    10. LITTLEWOOD (1914 -2002) – Nadine Holdsworth

    11. KANTOR (1915-1990) – Noel Witts

    12. HALPRIN (b.1920) -- Libby Worth and Helen Poynor

    13. LECOQ (1921-1999) -- Simon Murray and Thomas Prattki

    14. BOAL (1931-2009) -- Frances Babbage

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

    16. BARBA (b1936) -- Jane Turner

    17. MNOUCHKINE (b. 1939) -- Helen Richardson with Judith G. Miller

    18. BAUSCH (1940-2009) -- Royd Climenhaga

    19. WILSON (b.1941) -- Maria Shevtsova

    20. ABRAMOVIC (b.1946) --Mary Richards

    21. LEPAGE (b. 1957) -- Aleksandar Saša Dundjerović


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

    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.