Physical Theatres: A Critical Introduction
Physical Theatres: A Critical Introductionis the first account to provide a comprehensive overview of non text-based theatre, from experimental dance to traditional mime. This book synthesizes the history, theory and practice of physical theatres for students and performers, in what is both a core area of study and a dynamic and innovative aspect of theatrical practice.
This comprehensive book:
Physical Theatres: A Critical Introduction can be used as a standalone text, or together with its companion volume, Physical Theatres: A Critical Reader, to provide an invaluable introduction to the physical in theatre and performance.
1. Physical Theatres: Genesis, Terminology and Realisation 2. Roots or Routes: The Technical Traditions of Contemporary Physical Theatres? 3. Contemporary Practices 4. Physical Theatres and Regimes of Training and Preparation 5. Physicality in Text-Based Theatre 6. Cross-Cultural and Global Bodies 7. Conclusion