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Physical Theatres: A Critical Introduction By Simon Murray (University of Glasgow, UK)

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Provides an overview of non text-based theatre, from experimental dance to traditional mime. This book synthesizes the history, theory and practice of physical theatres for students and performers, in what is both a core area of study and a dynamic and innovative aspect of theatrical practice. It traces the roots of physical performance.

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Physical Theatres: A Critical Introduction by Simon Murray (University of Glasgow, UK)

Physical Theatres: A Critical Introduction is the first account to provide a comprehensive overview of non text-based theatre, from experimental dance to traditional mime. This book synthesizes the history, theory and practice of physical theatres for students and performers, in what is both a core area of study and a dynamic and innovative aspect of theatrical practice.

This comprehensive book:

  • traces the roots of physical performance in classical and popular theatrical traditions
  • looks at the Dance Theatre of DV8, Pina Bausch, Liz Aggiss and Jerome Bel
  • examines the contemporary practice of companies such as Theatre du Soleil, Complicite and Goat Island
  • focuses on principles and practices in actor training, with reference to figures such as Jacques Lecoq, Lev Dodin, Philippe Gaulier, Monika Pagneux, Etienne Decroux, Anne Bogart and Joan Littlewood.

Physical Theatres: A Critical Introduction can be used as a standalone text, or together with its companion volume, Physical Theatres: A Critical Reader, to provide an invaluable introduction to the physical in theatre and performance.

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About Simon Murray (University of Glasgow, UK)


Simon Murray is a performer, director and academic. He is currently Director of Theatre at Dartington College of Arts, and author of Jacques Lecoq (2003). John Keefe is a senior lecturer at London Metropolitan University Undergraduate Centre, and a lecturer and visiting fellow at Queen's University International Study Centre (Canada), specialising in performance-theatre-film studies. He is also a freelance director and performance dramaturg.

Table of Contents


1. Physical Theatres: Genesis, Terminology and Realisation 2. Roots or Routes: The Technical Traditions of Contemporary Physical Theatres? 3. Contemporary Practices 4. Physical Theatres and Regimes of Training and Preparation 5. Physicality in Text-Based Theatre 6. Cross-Cultural and Global Bodies 7. Conclusion

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GOR002978927
Physical Theatres: A Critical Introduction by Simon Murray (University of Glasgow, UK)
Simon Murray (University of Glasgow, UK)
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Taylor & Francis Ltd
2007-11-12
248
0415362504
9780415362504
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