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A Dictionary of Theatre Anthropology: The Secret Art of the Performer

4.2 of 5 stars 4.20  ·  rating details  ·  49 ratings  ·  2 reviews
First published in 1991. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Paperback, 232 pages
Published July 24th 1991 by Routledge (first published April 7th 1991)
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Jan 16, 2008 Jeffrey rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
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Euginio Barba and co. do extensive research in world theater anthropology, visiting the similarities and discoveries in theater and cultural practices around the globe.

Many chapters on Technique in movement and performance. Opposites, Pe-Expressivity, Omission, Rhythm, Dialation, Expressivity, Histoiography to where to train & study.

Lot's of inspiration from Grotowski, Meyerhold, Decroux, LeCoq, Kyogen, Picasso, Kabuki, Stanislavski, on & on..

This book is an exquisite reference book fo
An extraordinary effort to catalog all the ways that theatrical traditions think about movement, space, intention, emotion, and the other basic elements of movement in space on a stage. The writing is sometimes highly theoretical and abstract as the authors grapple with concepts that are better felt than described, but you have to appreciate the effort. It's all here, from Asian traditions, to Indian dance, to French and European theatre. This book will change how you think about bodies in space ...more
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Eugenio Barba is an Italian author and theatre director based in Denmark. He is the founder of the Odin Theatre and the International School of Theatre Anthropology, both located in Holstebro, Denmark.
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