Publisher: Taylor and Francis
Series: Routledge Performance Practitioners
Publication Date: January 31, 2018
Binding: Kobo eBook
Over the last forty years, French director Ariane Mnouchkine and her theater collective, Le Théâtre du Soleil, have devised a form of research and creation that is both engaged with contemporary history and committed to reinvigorating theater by focusing on the actor. Now revised and reissued, this volume combines:
? an overview of Mnouchkine’s life, work and theatrical influences
? an exploration of her key ideas on theater and the creative process
? analysis of key productions, including her early and groundbreaking environmental political piece, 1789, and the later Asian-inspired play penned by Hélène Cixous, Drums on the Dam.
? practical exercises, including tips on mask work.
As a first step toward critical understanding, and as an initial exploration before going on to further, primary research, Routledge Performance Practitioners offer unbeatable value for today’s student.