Jacques Lecoq

This volume offers a concise guide to the teaching and philosophy of one of the most significant figures in twentieth century actor training. Jacques Lecoq's influence on the theatre of the latter half of the twentieth century cannot be overestimated. Les mer
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This volume offers a concise guide to the teaching and philosophy of one of the most significant figures in twentieth century actor training. Jacques Lecoq's influence on the theatre of the latter half of the twentieth century cannot be overestimated.


Now reissued Jacques Lecoq 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.


Fakta

Innholdsfortegnelse

THE LIFE OF JACQUES LECOQ




Jacques Lecoq (1921-99)


Jacques Lecoq: actor, director and teacher


Jacques Lecoq and the Western tradition of actor training


Jacques Lecoq: the body and culture


Summary and conclusion










THE TEXTS OF JACQUES LECOQ







Lecoq's pedagogy: from practice to principles (and back)


Acting for the theatre of the future


End words










TRACES OF JACQUES LECOQ: THEATRE DE COMPLICITE'S STREET OF CROCODILES AND THE WORK OF MUMMENSCHANZ




The case of Theatre de Complicite


The Street of Crocodiles


The case of Mummenschanz







PRACTICAL EXERCISES









Aims


Background and context


Approach


Preparatory exercises


I push . . . I pull: towards the dynamics of melodrama


I am pushed . . . I am pulled: towards the dynamics of tragedy


I push myself . . . I pull myself: towards the dynamics of commedia dell'arte


Debrief


CONCLUSION

Om forfatteren

Simon Murray is Senior Lecturer in Theatre Studies at the University of Glasgow.