Jacques Copeau

Jacques Copeau

by Mark Evans

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781138571723
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 12/21/2017
Series: Routledge Performance Practitioners Series
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 188
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 7.75(h) x (d)

About the Author

Mark Evans is Professor of Theatre Training and Education, at Coventry University.

Table of Contents

THE LIFE OF JACQUES COPEAU




        The formative years

        The Théâtre du Vieux-Colombier (1913–1917)

        The Vieux-Colombier in New York (1917–1919)

        The Company returns and the School re-opens (1919–1924)

        The retreat to Burgundy – Les Copiaus (1924–1929)

        Popular theatre, the Comédie-Française, and sacred drama (1929–1949)

        Le Patron

COPEAU’S KEY WRITINGS AND IDEAS




        The rejuvenation of the theatre

        The education of the creative actor

        Popular forms of theatre: ancient, modern and sacred

COPEAU’S IDEAS IN PRODUCTION: LES FOURBERIES DE SCAPIN




        Les Fourberies de Scapin (The Tricks of Scapin) by Molière

        The play: a synopsis of the plot

        Why did Copeau choose this play?

        Staging

        Rehearsing and acting: the actor’s approach to

        Les Fourberies de Scapin

        A different kind of realism

        Symbolism and Scapin

        Framing the event

        Critical reaction

        Where next: a new commedia?

ACROBATS OF THE SOUL: PRACTICAL EXERCISE FOR THE ACTOR




        Educating the actor: the context

        Before beginning

        Physical preparation

        Improvisation

        Mask-work

        The chorus

        The journey’s end

COPEAU’S LEGACY

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