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Stanislavsky and Yoga

Stanislavsky and Yoga

1st Edition

Sergei Tcherkasski
May 20, 2016

This book deals with one of the most important sources of the Stanislavsky System - Yoga, its practice and philosophy. Sergei Tcherkasski carefully collects records on Yoga in Stanislavsky's writings from different periods and discusses hidden references which are not explained by Stanislavsky...

The Moon Rises from the Ganges: My journey through Asian acting techniques

The Moon Rises from the Ganges: My journey through Asian acting techniques

1st Edition

Eugenio Barba, Lluis Masgrau
January 25, 2016

A collection of texts by Eugenio Barba reconstructing the history of his relationships with the Asian classical theatres. Interweaving stories of journeys, meetings, anecdotes, reflections and technical descriptions, the author exposes the phases and changes in a passion that covers the fifty years...

Etienne Decroux and his Theatre Laboratory

Etienne Decroux and his Theatre Laboratory

1st Edition

Marco de Marinis
August 04, 2015

Etienne Decroux and His Theatre Laboratory is based on the long-awaited translation of Marco De Marinis' monumental work on mime in the twentieth century: Mimo e teatro nel Novecento (1993). Now revised and updated, the volume focuses specifically on the seminal role played by French mime...

Jerzy Grotowski's Journeys to the East

Jerzy Grotowski's Journeys to the East

1st Edition

Zbigniew Osinski
July 16, 2014

Jerzy Grotowski’s Journeys to the East is an unusual collection of facts, quotations, and commentaries documenting the real and metaphorical journeys of the Polish theatre director and ‘teacher of performers’ into a geographical and cultural dimension which we used to and still call the Orient....

Theatre and Boxing: The Actor who Flies

Theatre and Boxing: The Actor who Flies

1st Edition

Franco Ruffini
June 19, 2014

Theatre and Boxing focuses on a problem which is of paramount importance for any theatre practitioner and researcher: the actor’s believable body. This problem has been taken up by Stanislavski, Meyerhold, Artaud, Brecht, Decroux, Copeau, Grotowski, and many others. It is an essential hurdle for...

Alchemists of the Stage: Theatre Laboratories in Europe

Alchemists of the Stage: Theatre Laboratories in Europe

1st Edition

Mirella Schino
August 21, 2013

What is a theatre laboratory? Why a theatre laboratory? This book tries to answer these questions focusing on the experiences and theories, the visions and the techniques, the differences and similarities of European theatre laboratories in the twentieth century. It studies in depth the Studios of...

Eurasian Theatre: Drama and Performance Between East and West from Classical Antiquity to the Present

Eurasian Theatre: Drama and Performance Between East and West from Classical Antiquity to the Present

1st Edition

Nicola Savarese
August 21, 2013

The distances that separate East from West – the two extremes of the Eurasian continent – are enormous. Yet, since ancient times, the people of Europe and Asia have tried to overcome this remoteness through a network of trade routes known as the Silk Road. The great migrations, the continuous...

Stepping Stones

Stepping Stones

1st Edition

Ingemar Lindh, Frank Camilleri
August 21, 2013

Stepping Stones is the book of a practitioner. It documents the work of a laboratory-based practice that investigated the principles of collective improvisation as a performance practice. Though the dynamics and mechanisms of collective work and improvisation have been amply researched in training...

Grotowski & Company

Grotowski & Company

1st Edition

Ludwik Flaszen
August 21, 2013

This collection of texts by Ludwik Flaszen, Grotowski's main collaborator and co-founder of the Teatr 13 Rzedow (later the Teatr Laboratorium), gathers together key texts, nearly all of which have never before been published in English. These include lectures, papers on issues such as actor...

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