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The Moving Body (Le Corps poétique) Teaching creative theatre,9781474244770

The Moving Body (Le Corps poétique) Teaching creative theatre

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Edition: 3rd
Format: Hardcover
Pub. Date: 7/13/2017
Publisher(s): Bloomsbury Methuen Drama
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'In life, I want students to be alive and on stage I want them to be artists' Jacques Lecoq

Jacques Lecoq was one of the most inspirational theatre teachers of our age. In The Moving Body, Lecoq shares with us first-hand his unique philosophy of performance, improvisation, masks, movement and gesture, which together form one of the greatest influences on contemporary theatre.

Neutral mask, character mask and counter masks, bouffons, acrobatics, commedia, clowns and complicity: all the famous Lecoq techniques are covered in this book - techniques that have made their way into the work of former collaborators and students including Dario Fo, Ariane Mnouchkine, Yasmina Reza and Theatre de Complicite.

The book contains a foreword by Simon McBurney and an afterword by Fay Lecoq, Director of the International Theatre School in Paris.

Author Biography

Jacques Lecoq (b. Paris, 1921) was an actor, mime and acting instructor. His physical theatre and movement methods, taught at L'École Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq, made him famous throughout the world. As an actor he performed with Dario Fo in Italy. As a teacher he was widely regarded as a master in his field, and his school remains an unrivalled centre for the art of physical theatre.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Simon McBurney
1. Personal Journey
2. The World and Its Movements
3. The Roads to Creativity
4. New Beginnings

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