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Jacques Copeau By Mark Evans

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Jacques Copeau by Mark Evans

This book examines Jacques Copeau, a leading figure in the development of twentieth-century theatre practice, a pioneer in actor-training, physical theatre and ensemble acting, and a key innovator in the movement to de-centralize theatre and culture to the regions.

Noe reissued, Jacques Copeau combines:

  • an overview of Copeau's life and work
  • an analysis of his key ideas
  • a detailed commentary of his 1917 production of Moliere's late farce Les Fourberies de Scapin - the opening performance of his influential New York season
  • a series of practical exercises offering an introduction to Copeau's working methods.

As a first step towards critical understanding, and as an initial exploration before going on to further, primary research, Routledge Performance Practitioners are unbeatable value for today's student.

About Mark Evans

Mark Evans is Professor of Theatre Training and Education, at Coventry University.

Table of Contents

THE LIFE OF JACQUES COPEAU

      1. The formative years

        The Theatre du Vieux-Colombier (1913-1917)

        The Vieux-Colombier in New York (1917-1919)

        The Company returns and the School re-opens (1919-1924)

        The retreat to Burgundy - Les Copiaus (1924-1929)

        Popular theatre, the Comedie-Francaise, and sacred drama (1929-1949)

        Le Patron

COPEAU'S KEY WRITINGS AND IDEAS

      1. The rejuvenation of the theatre

        The education of the creative actor

        Popular forms of theatre: ancient, modern and sacred

COPEAU'S IDEAS IN PRODUCTION: LES FOURBERIES DE SCAPIN

      1. Les Fourberies de Scapin (The Tricks of Scapin) by Moliere

        The play: a synopsis of the plot

        Why did Copeau choose this play?

        Staging

        Rehearsing and acting: the actor's approach to

        Les Fourberies de Scapin

        A different kind of realism

        Symbolism and Scapin

        Framing the event

        Critical reaction

        Where next: a new commedia?

ACROBATS OF THE SOUL: PRACTICAL EXERCISE FOR THE ACTOR

      1. Educating the actor: the context

        Before beginning

        Physical preparation

        Improvisation

        Mask-work

        The chorus

        The journey's end

COPEAU'S LEGACY

Additional information

NGR9781138571723
9781138571723
1138571725
Jacques Copeau by Mark Evans
New
Paperback
Taylor & Francis Ltd
2017-12-19
174
N/A
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