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Through the Body
A Practical Guide to Physical Theatre

ISBN 9780878301249
Published March 8, 2002 by Routledge
256 Pages

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Book Description

In Through the Body, Dymphna Callery introduces the reader to the principles behind the work of key practitioners of 20th-century theater including Artaud, Grotowski, Brook and Lecoq. She offers exercises that turn their theories into practice and explore their principles in action.

Table of Contents

Preface. . Introduction. Section I: Preparing the Body. Section II: Unmasking the Actor. Section III: The Playful Body. Section IV: The Sentient Body. Section V: Devising. Section VI: The Physical Text. Appendix. Endnotes. Bibliography. Index.

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Dymphna Callery is Head of the Drama Department at Wolverhampton University. A published playwright and poet, she has performed and taught throughout the United Kingdom.


"The advantages of this book is that the chapters are short and to the point and the well selected exercises enriched by artistic, historic, etymological, and cultural information relating to their utilization." -- Annette Lust, Dominican University of California, ATME