Ariane Mnouchkine

Over the last forty years, French director Ariane Mnouchkine and her theater collective, Le Theatre du Soleil, have devised a form of research and creation that is both engaged with contemporary history and committed to reinvigorating theater by focusing on the actor. Les mer
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Over the last forty years, French director Ariane Mnouchkine and her theater collective, Le Theatre du Soleil, have devised a form of research and creation that is both engaged with contemporary history and committed to reinvigorating theater by focusing on the actor. Now revised and reissued, this volume combines:


an overview of Mnouchkine's life, work and theatrical influences


an exploration of her key ideas on theater and the creative process


analysis of key productions, including her early and groundbreaking environmental political piece, 1789, and the later Asian-inspired play penned by Helene Cixous, Drums on the Dam.


practical exercises, including tips on mask work.


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

Fakta

Innholdsfortegnelse













INTELLECTUAL AND ARTISTIC BIOGRAPHY: NOMAD OF THE IMAGINATION
Beginnings


Mnouchkine and her times


Theatrical influences and affinities









IDEAS ON THEATER: THEATER AS COLLECTIVE HISTORY AND



THE QUEST FOR FORM


Theoretical propositions


The creative process


Paradoxes and tensions









FOUR KEY PRODUCTIONS: MNOUCHKINE'S "FANATICALLY THEATRICAL"



1789: collective creation, audience involvement, and comedic form


Richard II: mythic storytelling, hybridizing Asia, and geometrizing power


L'Indiade ou l'inde de leurs reves: the Cixousian partnership, aesthetics of the hyper-real, and border crossers


Drums on the Dam: In the Form of an Ancient Puppet Play, Performed by Actors: theatrical self-questioning and the actor as puppet


Conclusion






PRACTICAL EXERCISES







Principles of theatrical creation


Mask work


A basic rehearsal vocabulary

Om forfatteren

Judith G. Miller is Professor of French and Francophone Theatre in the Department of French Literature, Thought and Culture at New York University, New York, and Affiliate Professor at New York University Abu Dhabi.