Jacques Copeau (Directors in Perspective)
By: John Rudlin (author)Paperback
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This is an assessment of the work and influence as a director of Jacques Copeau (1879-1949), who has long been regarded as one of the fathers of twentieth-century French theatre. Along with Antoine and his own pupils Dullin and Jouvet, Copeau is known to have been instrumental in restoring the traditional values of theatre at the same time as seeking, through training and experiment, a vital contemporary function. The work of Brook's company and research centre in Paris today is, for example, in direct descent from that of Copeau. John Rudlin examines the course of Copeau's directorial career, concentrating on his techniques in rehearsal and performance, charting his relationships with those who collaborated and worked with him, and elucidating his ideas of theatre. This book will interest all scholars and students of twentieth-century drama, and will also be of use to theatre practitioners.
List of illustrations; Preface; Acknowledgements; 1. Dramatic renovation; 2. The text; 3. the enemy of the theatre; 4. The naked stage; 5. Two presentations; 6. Retreat in Burgandy; 7. The new commedia; 8. A popular theatre?; Appendix.
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