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- Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 48.95
Over the past thirty years Ariane Mnouchkine's 'Théâtre du Soleil' has become one of the most celebrated companies in Europe, and Mnouchkine one of its best-known directors. Collaborative Theatre is the first in-depth sourcebook in English on 'Théâtre du Soleil', providing English readers with first-hand accounts of the development of its collectivist... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 35.95
Routledge Performance Practitioners is a series of introductory guides to the key theatre-makers of the last century. Each volume explains the background to and the work of one of the major influences on twentieth- and twenty-first-century performance. One of the most important directors of her generation, and one of the only women ever to have... more...
- University of Iowa Press 2011; US$ 34.95
In 2005 literary and film critic Edward Turk immersed himself in New York City?s ACT FRENCH festival, a bold effort to enhance American contact with the contemporary French stage. This dizzying crash course on numerous aspects of current French theatre paved the way for six months of theatregoing in Paris and a month?s sojourn at the 2006 Avignon... more...
- Exeter University Press 2014; US$ 95.00
The first part of this book, An Introduction to the Grand-Guignol, reconsiders the importance and influence of the Grand-Guignol within its social, cultural and historical contexts in the first attempt at a major evaluation of the genre as performance. The authors give full consideration to practical applications and to the challenges presented... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 45.95
Jacques Lecoq and the British Theatre brings together the first collection of essays in English to focus on Lecoq's school of mime and physical theatre. For four decades, at his school in Paris, Jacques Lecoq trained performers from all over the world and effected a quiet evolution in the theatre. The work of such highly successful Lecoq graduates... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 36.95
This text offers a concise guide to the teaching and philosophy of one of the most significant figures in twentieth century actor training. Lecoq's influence on the theatre of the latter half of the twentieth century cannot be overestimated. This is the first book to combine an historical introduction to his life and the context in which he worked... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 30.00
Rachel Felix (1821-58), the homely daughter of poor Jewish peddlers, was the first stage actress to achieve international stardom - and the last person one would have expected to resurrect the cultural patrimony of France. Yet her passionate, startling performances of the works of Racine and Corneille saved them from almost certain obsolescence after... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 54.95
This is the only book to provide an account of how popular theatre developed from the fairground booths of the eighteenth century to become a vehicle of mass entertainment in the following century. Whereas other studies offer a traditional approach to the theatres of high culture, John McCormick takes the role of impartial historian, uncovering the... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 33.95
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... more...