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Physical Theatres - A Critical Reader

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Title: Physical Theatres - A Critical Reader
Author: Keefe, John
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"Physical Theatres: A Critical Reader" is an invaluable resource for students of physically orientated theatre and performance. This book aims to trace the roots and development of physicality in theatre by combining practical experience of the field with a strong historical and theoretical underpinning. In exploring the histories, cross-overs and intersections of physical theatres, this critical reader provides: six new, specially commissioned essays, covering each of the book's main themes, from technical traditions to contemporary practices. It includes a discussion of issues such as the foregrounding of the body, training and performance processes, and the origins of theatre in both play and human cognition. It provides a focus on the relationship and tensions between the verbal and the physical in theatre. It contains contributions from Augusto Boal, Stephen Berkoff, Aetienne Decroux, Bertolt Brecht, David George, J-J. Rousseau, Ana Sanchez Colberg, Michael Chekhov, Jeff Nuttall, Jacques Lecoq, Yoshi Oida, Mike Pearson, and Aristotle.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publication date: 07/11/2007
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780415362528
Publishing status: AU Print-on-demand
Physical Theatres - A Critical Reader