Ariane Mnouchkine

by Judith Miller
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Publisher: Taylor and Francis

Series: Routledge Performance Practitioners

Publication Date: January 31, 2018

ISBN: 9781351174886

Binding: Kobo eBook

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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.