The Moving Body (le Corps Poetique) : Teaching Creative Theatre, Paperback

The Moving Body (le Corps Poetique) : Teaching Creative Theatre Paperback

Part of the Performance Books series


'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.

The International Theatre School he founded in Paris remains an unrivalled centre for the art of physical theatre.

In The Moving Body, Lecoq shares 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 and commedia, clowns and complicity: all the famous Lecoq techniques are covered here - techniques that have made their way into the work of former collaborators and students inluding Dario Fo, Julie Taymor, Ariane Mnouchkine, Yasmina Reza and Theatre de Complicite. This paperback edition contains a Foreword by Simon McBurney, Artistic Director of Complicite and an Afterword by Fay Lecoq, Director of the International Theatre School in Paris.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 192 pages, Line diagrams and photos
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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  • Category: Acting techniques
  • ISBN: 9781408111468



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