Moving Body: Teaching Creative Theatre

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

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Bradby (drama and theater studies, U. of London, UK) translates the famous theater artist and movement instructor Jacques Lecoq's 1997 work, in which Lecoq presents his philosophy of performance, improvisation, masks, movement, and gesture. Illustrated with clever b&w line drawings and photographs. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780878301416
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 3/1/2002
  • Pages: 184
  • Sales rank: 416,541
  • Product dimensions: 6.84 (w) x 8.16 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Meet the Author

Jacques Lecoq was born in Paris in 1921. He taught until the day before his death in 1999. David Bradby is Professor of Drama and Theatre Studies at Royal Holloway University of London. His is a director, translator, and the author of, among other books, Mise en scene: French Theatre Now.

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Table of Contents

Biographical Note
Bibliography & Filmography
Translator's note
I Personal Journey 1
From Sport to Theatre 3
The Educational Journey 14
II The World and Its Movements 25
A Blank Page 27
1 Improvisation 29
Silence Before Words 29
The Neutral Mask 36
Approach to the Arts 46
Masks and Counter-masks 52
Characters 60
2 Movement Technique 66
Physical and Vocal Preparation 66
Dramatic Acrobatics 70
Movement Analysis 71
3 The Students' Own Theatre 91
Auto-cours and investigations 91
III The Roads to Creativity 95
Geodramatics 97
4 Gestural Languages 100
5 The Main Dramatic Territories 105
Melodrama 105
Commedia dell'arte 108
Bouffons 117
Tragedy 126
Clowns 143
6 The Laboratory for the Study of Movement (L.E.M.) 155
IV New Perspectives 159
Glossary 164
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