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Author Leabhart, Thomas, author.

Title Copeau/Decroux, Irving/Craig: a search for 20th century mime, mask & marionette / authored by Thomas Leabhart
Edition First Edition
Published New York : Routledge, 2022
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Series Routledge advances in theatre and performance studies
Contents Introduction: Lessons from Prague -- Blowing up the Palace and Hanging up on the Opera -- Monkey Business and Robin Revelations: Animal Observation in Actor Training -- Friday Night Pearls of Wisdom -- E.G. Craig's Ɯbermarionette and E. Decroux's "actor made of wood" -- Triptych -- Everything Weighs: Wrestling with an Invisible Angel -- The Mask in Actor Training: Copeau to Decroux -- The Face in Corporeal Mime: From Plaster Death Mask to Living Actor's Visage -- L'Homme de Sport: Sport, Statuary and the Recovery of the Body in Corporeal Mime
Summary "In this series of essays, Thomas Leabhart presents a thorough overview and analysis of the roots of Etienne Decroux's artistic genealogy. After four years' apprenticeship with Decroux, Thomas Leabhart began to research and discover how forebears and contemporaries might have influenced Decroux's project. Decades of digging revealed striking correspondences that often led to adjacent fields--art history, philosophy, and anthropology, forays wherein Leabhart's appreciation of Decroux and his "kinsfolk," who themselves transgressed traditional frontiers, increased. The following essays, composed over a thirty-year period, find a common source in a darkened Prague cinema where people gasped at a wooden doll's sudden reversal of fortune. These essays: investigate the source of that astonishment; continue his examination of Decroux's "family tree"; consider how Copeau's and Decroux's keen observation of animal movement influenced their actor training; record the challenging and paradoxical improvisations chez Decroux; and recall Decroux's debt to sculpture, poster art, sport, and masks. These essays will be of great interest to students, scholars and practitioners in theatre and performance studies"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Decroux, Etienne, 1898-1991 -- Criticism and interpretation
Decroux, Etienne, 1898-1991.
PERFORMING ARTS -- Theater -- History & Criticism.
PERFORMING ARTS -- Theater -- Miming.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- Cultural.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2021045897
ISBN 100054446X
Other Titles Search for twentieth century mime, mask and marionette