Jacques Lecoq

Jacques Lecoq

by Simon Murray
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415258820

ISBN-13: 9780415258821

Pub. Date: 11/06/2003

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415258821
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/06/2003
Series:
Routledge Performance Practitioners Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

1. The Life of Jacques Lecoq
Jacques Lecoq [1921-1999]
Jacques Lecoq: Actor, Director and Teacher
Jacques Lecoq and the Western Tradition of Actor Training
Jacques Lecoq, The Body and Culture
Summary and Conclusion
2. The Texts of Jacques Lecoq
Lecoq's Pedagogy: From Practice to Principles [and back]
Acting for the Theatre of the Future
3. Traces of Jacques Lecoq: Theatre de Complicite's Street of Crocodiles and the work of Mummenschanz
The Case of Theatre de Complicite
The Case of Mummenschanz
4. Practical Exercises
Aims
Background and Context
Approach
Preparatory Exercises
Section I. Towards the Dynamics of Melodrama: I Push... I Pull
Section II. Towards the Dynamics of Tragedy: I Am Pushed.. I Am Pulled
Section III. Towards the Dynamics of Commedia Dell'Arte: I Push Myself... I Pull Myself
De-Brief
5. Conclusion

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