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Vsevolod Meyerhold

Vsevolod Meyerhold

1st Edition

Prof Jonathan Pitches
February 12, 2018

Vsevolod Meyerhold considers the life and work of the extraordinary twentieth-century director and theatre-maker. This compact, well-illustrated volume includes: a biographical introduction to Meyerhold’s life a clear explanation of his theoretical writings an analysis of his masterpiece...

Jerzy Grotowski

Jerzy Grotowski

1st Edition

James Slowiak, Jairo Cuesta
February 12, 2018

Master director, teacher, and theorist, Jerzy Grotowski’s work extended well beyond the conventional limits of performance. Now revised and reissued, this book combines: ● an overview of Grotowski’s life and the distinct phases of his work ● an analysis of his key ideas ● a consideration of his...

Ariane Mnouchkine

Ariane Mnouchkine

1st Edition

Judith Miller
February 07, 2018

Over the last forty years, French director Ariane Mnouchkine and her theater collective, Le Théâtre du Soleil, have devised a form of research and creation that is both engaged with contemporary history and committed to reinvigorating theater by focusing on the actor. Now revised and reissued, this...

Bertolt Brecht

Bertolt Brecht

1st Edition

Meg Mumford
February 06, 2018

Bertolt Brecht’s methods of collective experimentation, and his unique framing of the theatrical event as a forum for change, placed him among the most important contributors to the theory and practice of theatre. His work continues to have a significant impact on performance practitioners, critics...

Jacques Lecoq

Jacques Lecoq

1st Edition

Simon Murray
December 19, 2017

This volume offers a concise guide to the teaching and philosophy of one of the most significant figures in twentieth century actor training. Jacques Lecoq's influence on the theatre of the latter half of the twentieth century cannot be overestimated. Now reissued Jacques Lecoq is the...

Joan Littlewood

Joan Littlewood

1st Edition

Nadine Holdsworth
December 19, 2017

This book uses original archival material to consider the theatrical and cultural innovations of Joan Littlewood and her company, 'Theatre Workshop'. Littlewood had a huge impact on the way theatre was generated, rehearsed and presented during the twentieth century. Now...

Jacques Copeau

Jacques Copeau

1st Edition

Mark Evans
December 19, 2017

This book examines Jacques Copeau, a leading figure in the development of twentieth-century theatre practice, a pioneer in actor-training, physical theatre and ensemble acting, and a key innovator in the movement to de-centralize theatre and culture to the regions. Noe reissued, Jacques Copeau...

Mary Wigman

Mary Wigman

1st Edition

Mary Anne Santos Newhall
December 19, 2017

This book considers dancer, teacher, and choreographer Mary Wigman, a leading innovator in Expressionist dance whose radical explorations of movement and dance theory are credited with expanding the scope of dance as a theatrical art. Now reissued, this book combines: a full account of...

Hijikata Tatsumi and Ohno Kazuo

Hijikata Tatsumi and Ohno Kazuo

1st Edition

Sondra Fraleigh, Tamah Nakamura
December 19, 2017

Now re-issued, this compact book unravels the contribution of one of modern theatre’s most charismatic innovators. Hijikata Tatsumi and Ohno Kazuo combines: • an account of the founding of Japanese butoh through the partnership of Hijikata and Ohno, extending to the larger story of butoh’s...

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