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Jacques Lecoq

By Simon Murray

© 2004 – 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.

Reviews

'[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

Routledge Performance Practitioners is an innovative series of introductory handbooks on key figures in twentieth-century performance practice.
Each volume focuses on a theatre-maker who has transformed the way we understand theatre and performance. The books are carefully structured to enable the reader to gain a good grasp of the fundamental elements underpinning each practitioner's work. They provide an inspiring springboard for students on twentieth century, contemporary theatre and theatre history courses.
These compact, well-illustrated and clearly written books unravel the contribution of modern theatre's most charismatic innovators, through:

  • personal biography
  • explanation of key writings
  • description of significant productions
  • reproduction of practical exercises.

As a first step towards critical understanding, and as an initial exploration before going on to further, primary research, Routledge Performance Practitioners are unbeatable value for today's student.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
DRA000000
DRAMA / General
LIT013000
LITERARY CRITICISM / Drama