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Description - The Moving Body (Le Corps Poetique) by Jacques Lecoq

'In life, I want students to be alive and on stage I want them to be artists' Jacques Lecoq

Jacques Lecoq was one of the most inspirational theatre teachers of our age. In The Moving Body, he shares with us first-hand his unique philosophy of performance, improvisation, masks, movement and gesture, which together form one of the greatest influences on contemporary theatre.

Neutral mask, character mask and counter masks, bouffons, acrobatics, commedia, clowns and complicity: all the famous Lecoq techniques are covered in this book - techniques that have made their way into the work of former collaborators and students including Dario Fo, Ariane Mnouchkine, Yasmina Reza and Theatre de Complicite.

The book contains a foreword by Simon McBurney, a critical introduction by Mark Evans and an afterword by Fay Lecoq, Director of the International Theatre School in Paris.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781474244763
ISBN-10: 1474244769
Format: Paperback / softback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 232
Imprint: Methuen Drama
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 9-Jul-2020
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Jacques Lecoq

Jacques Lecoq (b. Paris, 1921) was an actor, mime and acting instructor. His physical theatre and movement methods, taught at L'Ecole Internationale de Theatre Jacques Lecoq, made him famous throughout the world. As an actor he performed with Dario Fo in Italy. As a teacher he was widely regarded as a master in his field, and his school remains an unrivalled centre for the art of physical theatre."

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