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The moving body : teaching creative theatre

Author: Jacques Lecoq; Jean-Gabriel Carasso; Jean-Claude Lallias; Simon McBurney; David Bradby
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2002, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Routledge pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Translated into English for the first time, this guide details Lecoq's unique philosophy of performance, improvisation, masks, movement, and gesture. Neutral mask, character masks, and other famous  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Lecoq, Jacques.
Moving body.
New York : Routledge, 2001
(OCoLC)606565788
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jacques Lecoq; Jean-Gabriel Carasso; Jean-Claude Lallias; Simon McBurney; David Bradby
ISBN: 0878301410 9780878301416 0878301402 9780878301409
OCLC Number: 50127787
Notes: Foreword by Simon McBurney.
"A Theatre Arts book"--T.p. verso, p. [4] of cover.
Description: xiii, 169 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: I Personal Journey 1 --
From Sport to Theatre 3 --
Italian adventure 6 --
Back to Paris 8 --
A School in motion 9 --
Finding a place 12 --
The Educational Journey 14 --
Towards a young theatre of new work 18 --
The search for permanency 21 --
II The World and Its Movements 25 --
A Blank Page 27 --
1 Improvisation 29 --
Silence Before Words 29 --
Replay and play 29 --
Towards the structures of play 33 --
The Neutral Mask 36 --
Neutrality 36 --
The fundamental journey 41 --
Identification with the natural world 42 --
Transposing 44 --
Approach to the Arts 46 --
The universal poetic sense 46 --
The colours of the rainbow 47 --
The body of words 49 --
Music as partner 51 --
Masks and Counter-masks 52 --
Levels of acting 52 --
Entering into the form 56 --
Characters 60 --
States, passions, feelings 60 --
Place and milieu 62 --
Stylistic constraints 64 --
2 Movement Technique 66 --
Physical and Vocal Preparation 66 --
Giving meaning to movement 66 --
Dramatic Acrobatics 70 --
The body's limits 70 --
Movement Analysis 71 --
The foundation: natural everyday movements 71 --
Bringing out attitudes 76 --
Researching the economy of physical actions 77 --
Analysing the dynamics of nature 83 --
Studying animals 87 --
The laws of motion 89 --
3 The Students' Own Theatre 91 --
Auto-cours and investigations 91 --
III The Roads to Creativity 95 --
Geodramatics 97 --
4 Gestural Languages 100 --
From pantomime to cartoon mime 100 --
5 The Main Dramatic Territories 105 --
Melodrama 105 --
Grand emotions 105 --
Commedia dell'arte 108 --
The human comedy 108 --
Scenarios and strategic play 112 --
Bouffons 117 --
Mystery, the grotesque and the fantastic 117 --
A different body 123 --
Tragedy 126 --
Chorus and hero 126 --
A balanced stage 132 --
The necessity of text 137 --
Clowns 143 --
Finding one's own clown 143 --
Comic varieties: the burlesque, the absurd 151 --
6 The Laboratory for the Study of Movement (L.E.M.) 155 --
IV New Perspectives 159.
Other Titles: Corps poétique.
Responsibility: by Jacques Lecoq ; in collaboration with Jean-Gabriel Carasso and Jean-Claude Lallias ; translated from Le corps poétique by David Bradby ; [with a foreword by Simon McBurney].

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