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Moving Body

Le Corps Poetique: Teaching Creative Theatre

Jacques Lecoq David Bradby Simon McBurney


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Arden Shakespeare
03 September 2020
Series: Theatre Makers
'In life, I want students to be alive and on stage I want them to be artists' Jacques Lecoq Jacques Lecoq was one of the most inspirational theatre teachers of our age. In The Moving Body, he shares with us first-hand his unique philosophy of performance, improvisation, masks, movement and gesture, which together form one of the greatest influences on contemporary theatre.

Neutral mask, character mask and counter masks, bouffons, acrobatics, commedia, clowns and complicity: all the famous Lecoq techniques are covered in this book - techniques that have made their way into the work of former collaborators and students including Dario Fo, Ariane Mnouchkine, Yasmina Reza and Theatre de Complicite.

The book contains a foreword by Simon McBurney, a critical introduction by Mark Evans and an afterword by Fay Lecoq, Director of the International Theatre School in Paris.
By:   Jacques Lecoq
Foreword by:   Simon McBurney
Translated by:   David Bradby
Imprint:   Arden Shakespeare
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   3rd Revised edition
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 156mm, 
Weight:   398g
ISBN:   9781474244763
ISBN 10:   1474244769
Series:   Theatre Makers
Pages:   232
Publication Date:   03 September 2020
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  Primary ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Other merchandise
Publisher's Status:   Active

Jacques Lecoq (b. Paris, 1921) was an actor, mime and acting instructor. His physical theatre and movement methods, taught at L'Ecole Internationale de Theatre Jacques Lecoq, made him famous throughout the world. As an actor he performed with Dario Fo in Italy. As a teacher he was widely regarded as a master in his field, and his school remains an unrivalled centre for the art of physical theatre.

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He taught us how to be artists Steven Berkoff, on Jacques Lecoq He taught us how to be artists --Steven Berkoff, on Jacques Lecoq

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