Jacques Lecoq

By Simon Murray

© 2003 – Routledge

200 pages

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About the Book

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 introduction to his life and the context in which he worked
  • an analysis of his teaching methods and principles of body work, movement
  • creativity, and contemporary theatre
  • detailed studies of the work of Theatre de Complicite and Mummenschanz
  • practical exercises demonstrating Lecoq's distinctive approach to actor training.


'[A] most appealing volume.' - Theatre Research International

About the Author

Simon Murray is Senior Lecturer in Drama at the University of Sunderland

About the Series

Routledge Performance Practitioners

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
DRAMA / General