The Decroux Sourcebook

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2009-01-14
  • Publisher: Routledge

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The Decroux Sourcebook is the first point of reference for any student of the 'hidden master' of twentieth-century theatre.
This book collates a wealth of key material on Etienne Decroux, including: an English translation of Patrice Pezin's 'imaginary interview', in which Decroux discusses mime's place in the theatre; previously unpublished articles by Decroux from France's Bibliotheque Nationale; and essays from Decroux's fellow innovators Eugenio Barba and Edward Gordon Craig, explaining the synthesis of theory and practice in his work.
Etienne Decroux's pioneering work in physical theatre is here richly illustrated not only by a library of source material, but also with a gallery of images following his life, work and influences.

Table of Contents

Editors‚«÷ introduction
Edward Gordon Craig: ‚«†At Last a Creator in the Theatre from the Theatre‚«÷
Eugenio Barba: ‚«†The Hidden Master‚«÷
Words of Decroux A: Revolt
‚«†Corporeal Mime and Pantomime‚«÷
‚«†The Method‚«÷
‚«†From the personality‚«†‚«÷
'The autobiography‚«÷
‚«†Bodily Presence‚«÷ B: A New School
‚«†Creating a Mime Play‚«÷
An Imaginary Interview (a) ‚«†On the Origins of Mime and the Development of a Worldview‚«÷
The Origin of Mime
Theatre and Commerce
Copeau, Dullin, Jouvet, Artaud
Mime and Politics
Mime: An Art for our time and the future? (b) ‚«†On the Definition of Mime‚«÷
Mime as the Essence of Theatre
What is the Nature of Mime?
Mime and Dance
Mime and Objects
The Key Principles of Technique
The Importance of the Mask
Mime and Music
The Seahorse C: From Words on Mime
‚«†originates in the Vieux-Colombier
Gordon Craig
Autobiography relative to the genesis of corporeal mime
Doctrinal Manifesto
Theatre and Mime
My Definition of Theatre
Before Being Complete, Art Must Be
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