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The Routledge Companion to Jacques Lecoq

Edited by: Mark Evans , Rick Kemp

Print publication date:  August  2016
Online publication date:  September  2016

Print ISBN: 9781138818422
eBook ISBN: 9781315745251
Adobe ISBN: 9781317594635

10.4324/9781315745251
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Book description

The Routledge Companion to Jacques Lecoq presents a thorough overview and analysis of Jacques Lecoq's life, work and philosophy of theatre. Through an exemplary collection of specially commissioned chapters from leading writers, specialists and practitioners, it draws together writings and reflections on his pedagogy, his practice, and his influence on the wider theatrical environment. It is a comprehensive guide to the work and legacy of one of the major figures of Western theatre in the second half of the twentieth century. In a four-part structure over fifty chapters, the book examines:

  • The historical, artistic and social context out of which Lecoq's work and pedagogy arose, and its relation to such figures as Jacques Copeau, Antonin Artaud, Jean-Louis Barrault, and Dario Fo.

  • Core themes of Lecoq's International School of Theatre, such as movement, play, improvisation, masks, language, comedy, and tragedy, investigated by former teachers and graduates of the School.

  • The significance and value of his pedagogical approaches in the context of contemporary theatre practices.

  • The diaspora of performance practice from the School, from the perspective of many of the most prominent artists themselves.

This is an important and authoritative guide for anyone interested in Lecoq's work.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  General introduction Download PDF
Chapter  2:  The French theatrical avant-garde Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Mime, ‘mimes’ and miming Download PDF
Chapter  4:  The rediscovery of the mask Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Jacques Lecoq and the challenge of Modernist theatre, 1945–1968 Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Jacques Lecoq and the studio tradition Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Bachelard, Jousse and Lecoq Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Space and mimesis Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Movement made visible Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Literature, Lecoq, and the ‘nouveau roman’ Download PDF
Chapter  11:  The body voice of satire Download PDF
Chapter  12:  The influence of sports on Jacques Lecoq’s actor training Download PDF
Chapter  13:  What works and what doesn’t work Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Neutral mask – a life’s journey Download PDF
Chapter  15:  The mimo-dynamics of music, poetry, and short story Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Full-face masks, pantomime blanche and cartoon mime Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Commedia dell’arte and Comedie Humaine  Download PDF
Chapter  18:  The Chorus Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Bouffons and the grotesque Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Auto-cours, enquêtes, commandes Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Lecoq’s clown and its application to playing Shakespeare’s clowns Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Laboratory of Movement Study Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Lecoq, emotion and embodied cognition Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Lecoq’s influence on UK drama schools Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Moving medicine Download PDF
Chapter  26:  British movement directors Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Contemporary circus Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Lecoq training and Asian theatre practice Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Locating the body in English language teaching Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Language and the body Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Lecoq and Shakespeare Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Lecoq, neuroscience, and Acadian community theatre Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Lecoq and architecture Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Dear Jacques … Lecoq in the twenty-first century Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Jacques Lecoq, Ariane Mnouchkine and the Théâtre du Soleil Download PDF
Chapter  36:  The Magic Flute and L’École Jacques Lecoq Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Lecoq and Complicite Download PDF
Chapter  38:  Theatre Ad Infinitum and Jacques Lecoq Download PDF
Chapter  39:  Lecoq practitioners in the UK Download PDF
Chapter  40:  The actor/creator and three American ensembles Download PDF
Chapter  41:  Pig Iron Download PDF
Chapter  42:  The Toronto connection Download PDF
Chapter  43:  La Mancha Theatre Company and School, Chile Download PDF
Chapter  44:  From Paris to Cape Town Download PDF
Chapter  45:  Clown – trial by errors Download PDF
Chapter  46:  Lecoq and film Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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