Physical Theatres: A Critical Reader
Edited by John Keefe, Simon Murray
Routledge – 2007 – 292 pages
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:
1. Introductory and Contextual Section – Physical Theatres: Genesis, Terminology & Realisation 2. Roots or Routes: The Technical Traditions of Contemporary Physical Theatres? 3. Contemporary Practices 4. Physical Theatres: Regimes of Training and Preparation 5. Physicality in Text-Based Theatre 6. Cross-Cultural and Global Bodies
John Keefe is a Senior Lecturer in Drama, Theatre, Performance and Film at the London Metropolitan University.
Dr Simon Murray is Director of Theatre at Dartington College of Arts, Totnes. He is author of Jacques Lecoq in the Routledge Performance Practioners series (2003).