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Collaborative Theatre : Le Theatre du Soleil - David Williams

Collaborative Theatre

Le Theatre du Soleil

By: David Williams (Editor)

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Published: 4th February 1999
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Over the past thirty years Ariane Mnouchkine's 'Theatre du Soleil' has become one of the most celebrated companies in Europe, and Mnouchkine one of its best-known directors. Collaborative Theatre is the first in-depth sourcebook in English on 'Theatre du Soleil', providing English readers with first-hand accounts of the development of its collectivist practices and ideals.
Collaborative Theatre presents critical and historical essays by theatre scholars from around the world as well as the writings of and interviews with members of le Theatre du Soleil, past and present. Projects discussed include: 1789, L'Age d'Or, Richard II, L'Indiade and Les Atriades.

List of platesp. viii
Acknowledgementsp. ix
Introduction: A grain of sand in the works: continuity and change at the Theatre du Soleilp. x
Towards a popular theatre: 1789 (1970)
1789 at the Cartoucheriep. 3
The search for a language: From an interview with Ariane Mnouchkinep. 16
Equal, but not identical: An interview with Ariane Mnouchkinep. 26
What is the difference? Collective creation and 1789: From interviews with members of the Theatre du Soleilp. 30
Devising through improvisation: the storming of the Bastillep. 32
Devising a new scenography for each productionp. 36
The comedy of our time: L'Age d'Or (1975)
L'Age d'Or in performancep. 45
'A serene and violent celebration': a statement of intentp. 50
Towards a new form: From an interview with Ariane Mnouchkinep. 51
The individual and the collective: From an interview with Ariane Mnouchkinep. 59
Devising through improvisation: the construction sitep. 65
Improvisation and the mask: from Arlequin to Abdallahp. 70
From mask to character: Salouhap. 77
Society can be unmasked with a maskp. 79
Transpositions and silhouettes: From an interview with Francoise Tournafondp. 81
An apprenticeship with Shakespeare: Richard II (1981)
Performance as autopsyp. 89
Shakespeare's samuraip. 91
Shakespeare is not our contemporary: An interview with Ariane Mnouchkinep. 93
Of loss and liberation: From an interview with Ariane Mnouchkinep. 99
Shakespeare is a masked text: From an interview with Georges Bigot and Philippe Hottierp. 105
The entire body is a mask: From an interview with Ariane Mnouchkinep. 109
Reinventing a true music for theatre: From an interview with Jean-Jacques Lemetrep. 112
One must try not to lie: From an interview with Ariane Mnouchkinep. 118
A modern passion play: L'Indiade (1987)
Medusa and the Mother/Bear: the performance text of L'Indiadep. 131
A long passionp. 138
As if there were a limit to history!: From an interview with Ariane Mnouchkine and Helene Cixousp. 143
Between poetics and ethics: an epic approach to reality: From an interview with Helene Cixousp. 147
You must know who we are, and what we believe: An open letter from the Theatre du Soleil to the people of Israelp. 159
A lesson in theatre: A Mnouchkine workshop at the Soleilp. 162
Building up the muscle of the imagination: An interview with Ariane Mnouchkinep. 169
Myth and the contemporary: Les Atrides (1990-1992)
Ecriture corporelle and the body politic: Les Atridesp. 179
The space of tragedy: From an interview with Ariane Mnouchkinep. 186
The communion of sufferingp. 195
The art of the symptom: From an interview with Ariane Mnouchkinep. 199
Leaving room for the others: From an interview with members of the Theatre du Soleilp. 202
The Theatre du Soleil: a chronologyp. 224
Bibliographyp. 231
Indexp. 249
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ISBN: 9780415086059
ISBN-10: 0415086051
Series: Theatre Studies
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 280
Published: 4th February 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.16 x 16.08  x 2.21
Weight (kg): 0.61
Edition Number: 1