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Description - Theatre by Michel Saint-Denis

Michel Saint-Denis was one of twentieth century theatre's most influential directors and theorists. This book combines his seminal Theatre: The Rediscovery of Style with material from Training for the Theatre, newly edited to create a work which moves seamlessly from theory to practice. *Theatre: The Rediscovery of Style collects five of Saint Denis' key lectures, given during his time in America, and perfectly encompasses his synergy of classical theatre and modern realism *Training for the Theatre is a key practical resource for actors, directors and teachers alike. It covers crucial areas such as understanding a play's context, training schedules, improvisation and dealing with stage space, as well as a section on Saint-Denis' use of masks in actor training Theatre: The Rediscovery of Style and Other Writings benefits from Jane Baldwin's new biographical introduction and annotations, that put Saint-Denis into context for a contemporary audience. It brings a wealth of inspirational material both to the rehearsal space and the classroom.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415450485
ISBN-10: 0415450489
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x 13mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 8-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Michel Saint-Denis

Michel Saint-Denis was one of the preeminent theatrical theorists of the 20th Century. Aside from his contributions to acting, directing, teaching and writing, he also founded the London Theatre Studio, the Old Vic Theatre School and New York's Juillard Drama School. Jane Baldwin is a theatre historian at the Boston Conservatory, and author of Michel Saint-Denis and the Shaping of the Modern Actor.