Ariane Mnouchkine

Judith G. Miller

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Over the last forty years, French director Ariane Mnouchkine and her theater collective, Le Théâtre du Soleil, have devised a form of research and creation that is both engaged with contemporary history and committed to reinvigorating theater by focusing on the actor. Now revised and reissued, this volume combines: • an overview of Mnouchkine's life, work and theatrical influences • an exploration of her key ideas on theater and the creative process • analysis of key productions, including her early and groundbreaking environmental political piece, 1789, and the later Asian-inspired play penned by Hélène Cixous, Drums on the Dam. • practical exercises, including tips on mask work. As a first step toward critical understanding, and as an initial exploration before going on to further, primary research, Routledge Performance Practitioners offer unbeatable value for today's student.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages162
ISBN (Electronic)9781351174893
ISBN (Print)9780815386735
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Arts and Humanities


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