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Author Britton, John

Title Encountering ensemble / John Britton
Published London ; New York : Bloomsbury, 2013


Description 1 online resource
Series Performance Bks
Performance Bks
Contents Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Acknowledgments; Contributors; Part 1 Defining ensemble; Introduction; Chapter 1 The emergence of studiinost: The ethics and processes of ensemble in the Russian theatre studio; Chapter 2 More than the sum of their parts: Reflections on Vsevolod Meyerhold's theatrical ensemble; Chapter 3 Michael Chekhov's ensemble feeling; Chapter 4 Star or Team? Theodore Komisarjevsky's early developments in ensemble playing in the United Kingdom; Chapter 5 The French ensemble tradition: Jacques Copeau, Michel Saint-Denis and Jacques Lecoq
Chapter 6 The Berliner Ensemble: Bertolt Brecht's theories of theatrical collaboration as practice1Part 2 Contemporary ensemble; Snapshot #1 Ensemble; Snapshot #2 Michael Boyd on the RSC ensemble; Chapter 7 Stan's Cafe: The vision of the ensemble; Snapshot #3 Collaboration, ensemble, devising; Snapshot #4 Ensemble/improvisation: An experiment in drama/music interdisciplinarity; Chapter 8 As important as blood and shelter: Extending studiinost into obshchnost; Snapshot #5 Ensembles, groups, networks; Snapshot #6 Teatr Chorea: Synchrony in action
Snapshot #7 Song of the Goat Theatre (Teatr Pieśń Kozła)Chapter 9 Towards a syncretic ensemble? RedCape Theatre's The Idiot Colony; Snapshot #8 Network of ensemble theaters; Chapter 10 Locating the ensemble: NACL theatre and the ethics of collaboration; Chapter 11 Building Chartres in the desert: The TEAM, collective intelligence and the failure of ideals; Chapter 12 Elevator Repair Service and The Wooster Group: Ensembles surviving themselves; Chapter 13 'Whose fantasy?' Five voices on Rachel Rosenthal's TOHUBOHU! Extreme Theatre Ensemble
Snapshot #9 The Waiting Room: Practicing embodied cognition in performanceSnapshot #10 Ingemar Lindh and the Institutet för Scenkonst; Part 3 Forming ensemble: Some approaches to training; Introduction; Chapter 14 'Self-With-Others': A psychophysical approach to training the individual in ensemble; Snapshot #11 Collaborating in time: The formation of ensemble through rhythm; Snapshot #12 Delicate codes and invisible lines: 'Pulse' -- an approach to ensemble training; Chapter 15 Psychophysical training and the formation of an ensemble
Snapshot #13 The Suzuki actors' training method as ensemble trainingSnapshot #14 Ensemble training and Meyerhold's biomechanics; Snapshot #15 Narrative images; Chapter 16 Freedom and constraints: Jacques Lecoq and the theater of ensemble creation; Snapshot #16 Birthdays make the best training; Snapshot #17 Where I'll be on Armageddon; Afterword: What is it?; Bibliography; Index
Summary "Encountering Ensemble, is a text for students, teachers, researchers and practitioners who wish to develop a deeper understanding of the history, conceptual foundations and practicalities of the world of ensemble theatre. It is the first book to draw together definitions and practitioner examples, making it a cutting edge work on the subject. Encountering Ensemble combines historical and contemporary case studies with a wide range of approaches and perspectives. It is written collaboratively with practitioners and members from the academic community and is divided into three sections:1. Introduction and an approach to training ensembles 2. Practitioner case studies and analysis of specific practical approaches to training ensembles (or individuals in an ensemble context) 3. Succinct perspectives from practitioners reflecting on a range of questions including: What is an ensemble?; the place of ensemble in the contemporary theatre landscape; and training issues"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 415-435) and index
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Subject Ensemble theater.
Theatrical companies.
Acting techniques.
PERFORMING ARTS -- Acting & Auditioning.
PERFORMING ARTS -- Theater -- Stagecraft.
Theatrical companies.
Ensemble theater.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781408155189