By Mark Evans
Routledge – 2006 – 192 pages
Part of our successful Routledge Performance Practitioners series of introductory guides to the key theatre-makers of the last century, this book examines Jacques Copeau; a leading figure in the development of twentieth century theatre practice, a pioneer for work on actor-training, physical theatre and ensemble acting, and a key innovator in the movement to de-centralize theatre and culture to the regions.
Presenting the background to and the work of one of the major influences on twentieth- and twenty-first-century performance, this is the first book to combine:
As a first step towards critical understanding, and as an initial exploration before going on to further, primary research, Jacques Copeau is unbeatable value for today's student.
List of Figures. Acknowledgements 1. The Life of Jacques Copeau 2. Copeau's Key Writings and Ideas 3. Copeau's Ideas in Production: Les Foubieres de Scapin 4. Acrobats of the Soul: Practical Exercises for the Actor 5. Copeau's Legacy. Bibliography. Index