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Jacques Copeau

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Jacques Copeau by Mark Evans
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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 movement to de-centralize theatre and culture to the regions. Presenting the background to and the work of one of the major influences on twentieth- and twenty-first-century performance, this is the first book to combine: an overview of Copeau's life and work an analysis of his key ideas a detailed commentary of his 1917 production of Moliere's late farce Les Fourberies de Scapin -- the opening performance of his influential New York season a series of practical exercises offering an introduction to Copeau's working methods. As a first step towards critical understanding, and as an initial exploration before going on to further, primary research, Jacques Copeau is unbeatable value for today's student.

Author Biography

Coventry University, UK
Release date NZ
July 28th, 2006
Author
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
10 black & white halftones
Imprint
Routledge
Pages
192
Dimensions
129x198x14
ISBN-13
9780415354356
Product ID
1683248

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