Moving Body: Teaching Creative Theatre

Moving Body: Teaching Creative Theatre

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

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ISBN-10: 0878301410

ISBN-13: 9780878301416

Pub. Date: 03/01/2002

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780878301416
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/01/2002
Pages:
184
Sales rank:
1,234,733
Product dimensions:
6.84(w) x 8.16(h) x 0.56(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Table of Contents

Forewordix
Biographical Notexi
Bibliography & Filmographyxii
Translator's notexiii
IPersonal Journey1
From Sport to Theatre3
Italian adventure6
Back to Paris8
A School in motion9
Finding a place12
The Educational Journey14
Towards a young theatre of new work18
The search for permanency21
IIThe World and Its Movements25
A Blank Page27
1Improvisation29
Silence Before Words29
Replay and play29
Towards the structures of play33
The Neutral Mask36
Neutrality36
The fundamental journey41
Identification with the natural world42
Transposing44
Approach to the Arts46
The universal poetic sense46
The colours of the rainbow47
The body of words49
Music as partner51
Masks and Counter-masks52
Levels of acting52
Entering into the form56
Characters60
States, passions, feelings60
Place and milieu62
Stylistic constraints64
2Movement Technique66
Physical and Vocal Preparation66
Giving meaning to movement66
Dramatic Acrobatics70
The body's limits70
Movement Analysis71
The foundation: natural everyday movements71
Bringing out attitudes76
Researching the economy of physical actions77
Analysing the dynamics of nature83
Studying animals87
The laws of motion89
3The Students' Own Theatre91
Auto-cours and investigations91
IIIThe Roads to Creativity95
Geodramatics97
4Gestural Languages100
From pantomime to cartoon mime100
5The Main Dramatic Territories105
Melodrama105
Grand emotions105
Commedia dell'arte108
The human comedy108
Scenarios and strategic play112
Bouffons117
Mystery, the grotesque and the fantastic117
A different body123
Tragedy126
Chorus and hero126
A balanced stage132
The necessity of text137
Clowns143
Finding one's own clown143
Comic varieties: the burlesque, the absurd151
6The Laboratory for the Study of Movement (L.E.M.)155
IVNew Perspectives159
Glossary164

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