Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Thomas Leabhart
    Pages 1-16
  3. Thomas Leabhart
    Pages 17-34
  4. Thomas Leabhart
    Pages 35-59
  5. Thomas Leabhart
    Pages 60-74
  6. Thomas Leabhart
    Pages 75-87
  7. Thomas Leabhart
    Pages 88-107
  8. Thomas Leabhart
    Pages 108-121
  9. Thomas Leabhart
    Pages 122-147
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 148-157

About this book


Modern mime, which has emerged as a major creative art form in the last ten years has its roots in the theatre work of Jacques Copeau in Paris in the 1920s. Copeau looked for a remedy to the ills of the theatre of his day by turning to the golden ages of Greek theatre, the Noh and Kabuki, and commedia dell'arte. Here Copeau found an emphasis on the expressive potential of the actor's whole body, rather than just the voice. In this study Tom Leabhart examines the contributions of Etienne Decroux, Barrault, Marceau and Lecoq to the development of this exciting new form (which often overlaps with new trends in theatre, dance and performance art) and which has spawned significant festivals each year in the US, Europe, Australia and South America.


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