The French Theatrical Avant Garde
chapterposted on 2023-08-30, 14:24 authored by Nigel Ward
This is the opening chapter of the book and sets out the context in which Jacques Lecoq developed his approaches to physical theatre. Starting with the premiere of Jarry's 'Ubu Roi', it examines the theatrical experiments in the French theatre of the early twentieth century and the changing idea of the body in performance. Special focus is given to the work of Jacques Copeau and Antonin Artaud.
Number of pages444
Place of publicationAbingdon, UK
Title of bookThe Routledge Companion to Jacques Lecoq
EditorsMark Evans, Rick Kemp
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