Moving Body Teaching Creative Theatre

ISBN-10: 0878301410
ISBN-13: 9780878301416
Edition: 2002
List price: $33.95
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Description: This work presents the philosophy and teaching methods of Jacques Lecoq, founder of the world-famous International Mime and Theatre School. Lecoq sets out his unique architecture of the body in space and explains his most famous techniques.

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Book details

List price: $33.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 1/11/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 184
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

This work presents the philosophy and teaching methods of Jacques Lecoq, founder of the world-famous International Mime and Theatre School. Lecoq sets out his unique architecture of the body in space and explains his most famous techniques.

Foreword
Biographical Note
Bibliography and Filmography
Translator's note
Personal Journey
From Sport to Theatre
Italian adventure
Back to Paris
A School in motion
Finding a place
The Educational Journey
Towards a young theatre of new work
The search for permanency
The World and Its Movements
A Blank Page
Improvisation
Silence Before Words
Replay and play
Towards the structures of play
The Neutral Mask
Neutrality
The fundamental journey
Identification with the natural world
Transposing
Approach to the Arts
The universal poetic sense
The colours of the rainbow
The body of words
Music as partner
Masks and Counter-masks
Levels of acting
Entering into the form
Characters
States, passions, feelings
Place and milieu
Stylistic constraints
Movement Technique
Physical and Vocal Preparation
Giving meaning to movement
Dramatic Acrobatics
The body's limits
Movement Analysis
The foundation: natural everyday movements
Bringing out attitudes
Researching the economy of physical actions
Analysing the dynamics of nature
Studying animals
The laws of motion
The Students' Own Theatre
Auto-cours and investigations
The Roads to Creativity
Geodramatics
Gestural Languages
From pantomime to cartoon mime
The Main Dramatic Territories
Melodrama
Grand emotions
Commedia dell'arte
The human comedy
Scenarios and strategic play
Bouffons
Mystery, the grotesque and the fantastic
A different body
Tragedy
Chorus and hero
A balanced stage
The necessity of text
Clowns
Finding one's own clown
Comic varieties: the burlesque, the absurd
The Laboratory for the Study of Movement (L.E.M.)
New Perspectives
Glossary

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