Environmental Theater

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Hal Leonard Corporation, 1994 - Performing Arts - 339 pages
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"There is an actual, living relationship between the spaces of the body and the spaces the body moves through; human living tissue does not abruptly stop at the skin, exercises with space are built on the assumption that human beings and space are both alive." Here are the exercises which began as radical departures from standard actor training etiquette and which stand now as classic means through which the performer discovers his or her true power of transformation. Available for the first time in fifteen years, the new expanded edition of Environmental Theater offers a new generation of theater artists the gospel according to Richard Schechner, the guru whose principles and influence have survived a quarter-century of reaction and debate.
  

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User Review  - Phil - Goodreads

Although I am not a big fan of environmental theatre, Schnechner does an excellent job of explaining it in this book. I only read the opening couple of sections, but the way that Schechner talks about ... Read full review

Review: Environmental Theater

User Review  - Phillip - Goodreads

Although I am not a big fan of environmental theatre, Schnechner does an excellent job of explaining it in this book. I only read the opening couple of sections, but the way that Schechner talks about ... Read full review

Contents

Space
1
Participation
40
Nakedness
87
Performer
125
Shaman
174
Therapy
193
Playwright
227
Groups
243
Director
285
Bibliography
321
Index
331
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About the author (1994)

Schechner is Professor of Performance Studies at New York University. He was founder/director of the Performance Group.

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