Jacques Copeau (Routledge Performance Practitioners)

Jacques Copeau (Routledge Performance Practitioners)

By: Mark Evans (author)Hardback

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Part of our successful Routledge Performance Practitioners series of introductory guides to the key theatre-makers of the last century, this book examines Jacques Copeau; a leading figure in the development of twentieth century theatre practice, a pioneer for work on actor-training, physical theatre and ensemble acting, and a key innovator in the movement to de-centralize theatre and culture to the regions. Presenting the background to and the work of one of the major influences on twentieth- and twenty-first-century performance, this is the first book to combine: * an overview of Copeau's life and work * an analysis of his key ideas * a detailed commentary of his 1917 production of Moliere's late farce Les Fourberies de Scapin - the opening performance of his influential New York season * a series of practical exercises offering an introduction to Copeau's working methods. As a first step towards critical understanding, and as an initial exploration before going on to further, primary research, Jacques Copeau is unbeatable value for today's student.

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Coventry University, UK


List of Figures. Acknowledgements 1. The Life of Jacques Copeau 2. Copeau's Key Writings and Ideas 3. Copeau's Ideas in Production: Les Foubieres de Scapin 4. Acrobats of the Soul: Practical Exercises for the Actor 5. Copeau's Legacy. Bibliography. Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 28/07/2006
  • ISBN13: 9780415354349
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 192
  • ID: 9780415354349
  • weight: 317
  • ISBN10: 041535434X

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