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- DescriptionThis new edition of Physical Theatres: A Critical Introduction continues to provide an unparalleled overview of n-text-based theatre, from experimental dance to traditional mime. It 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 invative 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. Extensive cross references ensure that 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. New to this edition: * a chapter on The Body and Techlogy, exploring the impact of digital techlogies on the portrayal, perception and reading of the theatre body, spanning from onstage techlogy to virtual realities and motion capture; * additional profiles of Jerzy Grotowski, Wrights and Sites, Punchdrunk and Mike Pearson; * focus on circus and aerial performance, new training practices, immersive and site-specific theatres, and the latest developments in neuroscience, especially as these impact on the place and role of the spectator.
- Author BiographySimon Murray is a performer, director and academic. He currently teaches Theatre Studies and Contemporary Performance at the University of Glasgow. He is the author of Jacques Lecoq (2003) and co-founder and co-editor of the Theatre, Dance and Performance Training (TDPT) journal. John Keefe is a director, dramaturge and academic. He is currently senior lecturer in the CASS Undergraduate Hub, London Metropolitan University, and previously a lecturer and visiting fellow at Queen's University (Canada) Bader International Study Centre.
- Author(s)John Keefe,Simon Murray
- PublisherTaylor & Francis Ltd
- Date of Publication15/12/2015
- SubjectOther Performing Arts
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- Content Note25 black & white illustrations
- Weight997 g
- Width174 mm
- Height246 mm
- Spine28 mm
- Edition Statement2nd Revised edition
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