Synopsis

Through the Body - A Practical Guide to Physical Theatre

Through the Body - A Practical Guide to Physical Theatre $19.99

Dymphna Callery

Published by Nick Hern Books

Physical theatre is emerging as a vibrant and increasingly popular form

Theatre practitioners such as Frantic Assembly, DV8, Ridiculusmus amd Theatre de Complicite have been evolving new approaches to theatre-making which are rooted in working through the body

This book introduces the reader to the principles behind the work of key 20C theatre practitioners - Artaud, Grotowski, Meyerhold, Brook and Lecoq, among others - and offers exercises by which their theories can be turned into practice and their principles explored in action

Taking the form of a series of workshops, the book starts with the preparation of the body through Awareness, Articulation, Energy and Neutrality

A section on Mask-work is followed by further work on the body, investigating Presence, Complicite, Play Audience, Rythmn, Sound and E-motion

It culminates in sections on Devising and on the Physical Text

It also includes an extensive bibliography

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