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    978-0-415-35944-3
    September 25th 2006
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Published in France in 1987, this is the book in which Lecoq first set out his philosophy of human movement, and the way it takes expressive form in a wide range of different performance traditions. He traces the history of pantomime, sets out his definition of the components of the art of mime, and discusses the explosion of physical theatre in the second half of the twentieth century. Interviews with major theatre practitioners Ariane Mnouchkine and Jean-Louis Barrault by Jean Perret, together with chapters by Perret on Étienne Decroux and Marcel Marceau, fill out the historical material written by Lecoq, and a final section by Alain Gautré celebrates the many physical theatre practitioners working in the 1980s.

Reviews

"…this is an important addition to the growing body of scholarship treating Lecoq's work, and any student of 20th-century theatre or the use of movement in performance will find this book invaluable." --TDR

Name: Theatre of Movement and Gesture (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Jacques LecoqTranslated by Joel Anderson, D Bradby, Luke Kernaghan, DICK MCCAW. Published in France in 1987, this is the book in which Lecoq first set out his philosophy of human movement, and the way it takes expressive form in a wide range of different performance traditions. He traces the history of pantomime, sets out his...
Categories: History of Performance, European Performance, Theatre & Performance Studies