“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