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Works of Jacques Lecoq

  • Jacques Lecoq

    By Simon Murray

    This volume offers a concise guide to the teaching and philosophy of one of the most significant figures in twentieth century actor training. Jacques Lecoq's influence on the theatre of the latter half of the twentieth century cannot be overestimated. Now reissued Jacques Lecoq is the…

    Paperback – 2017-12-19
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    Routledge Performance Practitioners

  • The Routledge Companion to Jacques Lecoq

    Edited by Mark Evans, Rick Kemp

    The Routledge Companion to Jacques Lecoq presents a thorough overview and analysis of Jacques Lecoq's life, work and philosophy of theatre. Through an exemplary collection of specially commissioned chapters from leading writers, specialists and practitioners, it draws together writings and…

    Hardback – 2016-08-18
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  • Theatre of Movement and Gesture

    By Jacques Lecoq

    Published in France in 1987, this is the book in which Lecoq first set out his philosophy of human movement, and the way it takes expressive form in a wide range of different performance traditions. He traces the history of pantomime, sets out his definition of the components of the art of mime,…

    Paperback – 2006-09-25
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  • Jacques Lecoq

    By Simon Murray

    This text offers a concise guide to the teaching and philosophy of one of the most significant figures in twentieth century actor training. Lecoq's influence on the theatre of the latter half of the twentieth century cannot be overestimated. This is the first book to combine an historical…

    Paperback – 2003-09-04
    Routledge
    Routledge Performance Practitioners

  • The Moving Body

    Teaching Creative Theatre

    By Jacques Lecoq, Jean-Gabriel Carasso, Jean-Claude Lallias

    First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.…

    Paperback – 2002-01-11
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  • Jacques Lecoq and the British Theatre

    Edited by Franc Chamberlain, Ralph Yarrow

    Jacques Lecoq and the British Theatre brings together the first collection of essays in English to focus on Lecoq's school of mime and physical theatre. For four decades, at his school in Paris, Jacques Lecoq trained performers from all over the world and effected a quiet evolution in the theatre.…

    Paperback – 2001-11-22
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World of Commedia dell'Arte

  • Shakespeare and Commedia dell'Arte

    Play by Play

    By Artemis Preeshl

    Shakespeare and Commedia dell’Arte examines the ongoing influence of commedia dell’arte on Shakespeare’s plays. Exploring the influence of commedia dell’arte improvisation, sight gags, and wordplay on the development of Shakespeare’s plays, Artemis Preeshl blends historical research with…

    Paperback – 2017-06-13
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  • The Routledge Companion to Commedia dell'Arte

    Edited by Judith Chaffee, Oliver Crick

    From Commedia dell’Arte came archetypal characters that are still with us today, such as Harlequin and Pantalone, and the rediscovered craft of writing comic dramas and masked theatre. From it came the forces that helped create and influence Opera, Ballet, Pantomime, Shakespeare, Moliere, Lopes de…

    Paperback – 2017-02-01
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  • Commedia dell' Arte and the Mediterranean

    Charting Journeys and Mapping 'Others'

    By Erith Jaffe-Berg

    Drawing on published collections and also manuscripts from Mantuan archives, Commedia dell' arte and the Mediterranean locates commedia dell' arte as a performance form reflective of its cultural crucible in the Mediterranean. The study provides a broad perspective on commedia dell’ arte as an…

    Hardback – 2016-03-18
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    Transculturalisms, 1400-1700

  • The Venetian Origins of the Commedia dell'Arte

    By Peter Jordan

    The Venetian Origins of the Commedia dell'Arte is a striking new enquiry into the late-Renaissance stirrings of professional secular comedy in Venice, and their connection to the development of what came to be known as the Commedia dell’Arte. The book contends that through…

    Paperback – 2013-11-26
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  • Dante's Afterlife: The Commedia Reborn in Art

    Dante: The Critical Complex

    Edited by Richard Lansing

    First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.…

    Hardback – 2002-12-20
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  • Commedia Dell'Arte

    A Handbook for Troupes

    By Oliver Crick, John Rudlin

    A companion to John Rudlin's best-selling Commedia dell'Arte: A Handbook for Actors, this book covers both the history and professional practice of commedia dell'arte companies from 1568 to the present day. Indispensable for both the beginner and the professional, it contains historical and…

    Paperback – 2001-04-26
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  • The Italian Commedia and Please be Gentle

    By David Griffiths

    Focusing on Commedia Dell'Arte, this work provides a historical and critical commentary of the Commedia. It highlights common factors between this genre and that of the Japanese Noh theatre. The author proposes six similarities: characters familiar to their audience and masked, minimal properties…

    Paperback – 1998-05-13
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  • Commedia Dell'Arte: An Actor's Handbook

    By John Rudlin

    There has been an enormous revival of interest in Commedia dell'arte. And it remians a central part of many drama school courses. In Commedia dell'arte in the Twentieth Century John Rublin first examines the orgins of this vital theatrical form and charts its recent revival through the work of…

    Paperback – 1994-02-24
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Theatre & Performance Studies

  • Richard Foreman

    An American (Partly) in Paris

    By Neal Swettenham

    Richard Foreman has been writing, directing and designing avant-garde theatre in New York since he first founded his Ontological-Hysteric company there in 1968. In all that time, few directors have taken up the challenge of staging his problematic, rewarding texts, and Foreman's work remains…

    Paperback – 2017-11-20
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  • Art, Theatre, and Opera in Paris, 1750-1850

    Exchanges and Tensions

    Edited by Sarah Hibberd, Richard Wrigley

    Art, Theatre, and Opera in Paris, 1750-1850: Exchanges and Tensions maps some of the many complex and vivid connections between art, theatre, and opera in a period of dramatic and challenging historical change, thereby deepening an understanding of familiar (and less familiar) artworks, practices,…

    Paperback – 2017-10-12
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  • The Spectacle of Clouds, 1439–1650

    Italian Art and Theatre

    By Alessandra Buccheri

    The studies in which history of art and theatre are considered together are few, and none to date investigate the evolution of the representation of clouds from the early Renaissance to the Baroque period. This book reconsiders the origin of Italian Renaissance and Baroque cloud compositions while…

    Paperback – 2017-10-12
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    Visual Culture in Early Modernity

  • Setting the Scene

    Perspectives on Twentieth-Century Theatre Architecture

    By Alistair Fair

    During the twentieth century, an increasingly diverse range of buildings and spaces was used for theatre. Theatre architecture was re-formed by new approaches to staging and performance, while theatre was often thought to have a reforming role in society. Innovation was accompanied by the revival…

    Paperback – 2017-10-12
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  • Acting: The Basics

    2nd Edition

    By Bella Merlin

    Now in a vibrantly revised second editon, Acting: The Basics remains a practical and theoretical guide to the world of the professional actor, which skilfully combines ideas from a range of practitioners and linking the academy to the industry. Retaining a balance between acting history, a…

    Paperback – 2017-10-09
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    The Basics

  • Errol John's Moon on a Rainbow Shawl

    By Lynette Goddard

    Errol John wrote Moon on a Rainbow Shawl (1958) after becoming disillusioned about the lack of good roles for black actors on the British theatre scene. While this situation has only slightly improved since, his response has become the most revived black play in Britain, from its original…

    Paperback – 2017-10-09
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    The Fourth Wall

  • Designing with Smell

    Practices, Techniques and Challenges

    Edited by Victoria Henshaw, Kate McLean, Dominic Medway, Chris Perkins, Gary Warnaby

    Designing with Smell aims to inspire readers to actively consider smell in their work through the inclusion of case studies from around the world, highlighting the current use of smell in different cutting-edge design and artistic practices. This book provides practical guidance regarding different…

    Paperback – 2017-10-06
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  • Supporting Children’s Creativity through Music, Dance, Drama and Art

    Creative Conversations in the Early Years, 2nd Edition

    Edited by Fleur Griffiths

    An essential part of children’s development in the early years involves creative engagement through language, gestures, body movements, drawing, music, and creating shared meanings in playful contexts. Supporting Children’s Creativity through Music, Dance, Drama and Art brings together…

    Paperback – 2017-09-28
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  • Sondheim and Lapine's Into the Woods

    By Olaf Jubin

    ‘The Woods are just Trees. The Trees are just Wood.’ – All together   In 1987, Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine combined several classic fairy tales including Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, and Jack and the Beanstalk to create Into the Woods. Funny and heartfelt, this musical explores what it…

    Paperback – 2017-08-21
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    The Fourth Wall

  • India's Kathak Dance in Historical Perspective

    By Margaret E. Walker

    Kathak, the classical dance of North India, combines virtuosic footwork and dazzling spins with subtle pantomime and soft gestures. As a global practice and one of India's cultural markers, kathak dance is often presented as heir to an ancient Hindu devotional tradition in which men called Kathakas…

    Paperback – 2017-07-13
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    SOAS Musicology Series

  • Geometry and Atmosphere

    Theatre Buildings from Vision to Reality

    By C. Alan Short, Peter Barrett, Alistair Fair, Monty Sutrisna

    Drawing on detailed design, construction and financial histories of six prominent Performing Arts buildings with budgets ranging from £3.4 million to over £100 million, Geometry and Atmosphere presents unique and valuable insights into the complex process of building for the arts. Each theatre…

    Paperback – 2017-07-13
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  • Dance, Access and Inclusion

    Perspectives on Dance, Young People and Change

    Edited by Stephanie Burridge, Charlotte Svendler Nielsen

    The arts have a crucial role in empowering young people with special needs through diverse dance initiatives. Inclusive pedagogy that integrates all students in rich, equitable and just dance programmes within education frameworks is occurring alongside enabling projects by community groups…

    Paperback – 2017-07-11
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  • Putting Process Drama into Action

    The Dynamics of Practice

    By Pamela Bowell, Brian S. Heap

    This new book provides a clear and accessible guide on best practice to support teachers when using process drama in establishing creative learning partnerships with their students. It offers a detailed analysis and explores the roles of actor, director and playwright that the teacher must adopt in…

    Paperback – 2017-06-26
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  • The Really Useful Drama Book

    Using Picturebooks to Inspire Imaginative Learning

    By Roger McDonald

    The Really Useful Drama Book offers busy primary school teachers a collection of step-by-step drama sessions, inspired by high-quality picturebooks, that will engage children and promote enjoyable learning across the curriculum. Lively and thoughtful, the interactive drama sessions are structured…

    Paperback – 2017-06-21
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    The Really Useful

  • Dancing with Devtas: Drums, Power and Possession in the Music of Garhwal, North India

    By Andrew Alter

    In the Central Himalayan region of Garhwal, the gods (devtas) enjoy dancing. Musicians - whether ritual specialists or musical specialists - are therefore an indispensable part of most entertainment and religious events. In shamanistic ceremonies, their incantations, songs and drumming 'make' the…

    Paperback – 2017-06-14
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    SOAS Musicology Series

  • The Routledge Companion to Michael Chekhov

    Edited by MARIE-CHRISTINE AUTANT-MATHIEU, Yana Meerzon

    The Routledge Companion to Michael Chekhov brings together Chekhov specialists from around the world - theatre practitioners, theorists, historians and archivists – to provide an astonishingly comprehensive assessment of his life, work and legacy. This volume aims to connect East and West;…

    Paperback – 2017-06-13
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  • Leonard Bernstein: West Side Story

    By Nigel Simeone

    One of the Broadway musicals that can genuinely claim to have transformed the genre, West Side Story has been featured in many books on Broadway, but it has yet to be the focus of a scholarly monograph. Nigel Simeone begins by exploring the long process of creating West Side Story, including a…

    Paperback – 2017-05-31
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    Landmarks in Music Since 1950

  • Cléo de Mérode and the Rise of Modern Celebrity Culture

    By Michael D. Garval

    The first English-language monograph on the French dancer and model, Cléo de Mérode and the Rise of Modern Celebrity Culture explores the haunting legacy of this intriguing and glamorous figure, an international celebrity at the dawn of modern celebrity culture. Situating Mérode at a pivotal…

    Paperback – 2017-05-31
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  • Performativity and Performance in Baroque Rome

    Edited by Peter Gillgren, Mårten Snickare

    A new interest in the study of early modern ritual, ceremony, formations of personal and collective identities, social roles, and the production of meaning inside and outside the arts have made it possible to talk today about a performative turn in the humanities. In Performativity and Performance…

    Paperback – 2017-05-31
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    Visual Culture in Early Modernity

  • Routledge Handbook of Asian Theatre

    Edited by Siyuan Liu

    Routledge Handbook of Asian Theatre is an advanced level reference guide which surveys the rich and diverse traditions of classical and contemporary performing arts in Asia, showcasing significant scholarship in recent years. An international team of over 50 contributors provide authoritative…

    Paperback – 2017-05-25
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  • Flamenco Music and National Identity in Spain

    By William Washabaugh

    Flamenco Music and National Identity in Spain explores the efforts of the current government in southern Spain to establish flamenco music as a significant patrimonial symbol and marker of cultural identity. Further, it aims to demonstrate that these Andalusian efforts form part of the ambitious…

    Paperback – 2017-05-24
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    Ashgate Popular and Folk Music Series

  • The Chester Cycle in Context, 1555–1575

    Religion, Drama, and the Impact of Change

    By Jessica Dell, David Klausner

    Edited by Helen Ostovich

    The Chester Cycle in Context, 1555-1575 considers the implications of recent archival research which has profoundly changed our view of the continuation of performances of Chester's civic biblical play cycle into the reign of Elizabeth I. Scholars now view the decline and ultimate abandonment of…

    Paperback – 2017-05-24
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    Studies in Performance and Early Modern Drama

  • Re-Viewing Thomas Holcroft, 1745–1809

    Essays on His Works and Life

    By A.A. Markley

    Edited by Miriam L. Wallace

    Thomas Holcroft was a central figure of the 1790s, whose texts played an important role in the transition toward Romanticism. In this, the first essay collection devoted to his life and work, the contributors reassess Holcroft's contributions to a remarkable range of literary genres-drama, poetry,…

    Paperback – 2017-05-22
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  • Dickens Adapted

    Edited by John Glavin

    From their first appearance in print, Dickens's fictions immediately migrated into other media, and particularly, in his own time, to the stage. Since then Dickens has continuously, apparently inexhaustibly, functioned as the wellspring for a robust mini-industry, sourcing plays, films, television…

    Paperback – 2017-05-22
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    A Library of Essays on Charles Dickens

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