Jacques Lecoq


“Routledge Performance Practitioners

This text offers a concise guide to the teaching and philosophy of one of the most significant figures in twentieth century actor training. Lecoq’s influence on the theatre of the latter half of the twentieth century cannot be overestimated.

This is the first book to combine

an historical introduction to his life and the context in which he worked

an analysis of his teaching methods and principles of body work, movement

creativity, and contemporary theatre

detailed studies of the work of Theatre de Complicite and Mummenschanz

practical exercises demonstrating Lecoq’s distinctive approach to actor training.

About the Author

Simon Murray is Senior Lecturer in Drama at the University of Sunderland

Jacques Lecoq