Dear Jacques ... Lecoq in the twenty first century

Murray, S. (2016) Dear Jacques ... Lecoq in the twenty first century. In: Evans, M. and Kemp, R. (eds.) Routledge Companion to Jacques Lecoq. Routledge: Abingdon, pp. 292-300. ISBN 9781138818422

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This essay considers Jacques Lecoq's influence almost 20 years after his death. Arguing that Lecoq's pedagogy is largely as relevant today as it was when he was still alive, the author speculates whether Lecoq would have welcomed developments in the use of digital technology within live performance. The essay proposes that much of Lecoq's teaching with its emphasis on play, complicite, invention, imagination and the creative actor remains relevant to contemporary developments in site-specific, immersive and postdramatic theatre. The essay is constructed in the form of a posthumous letter to Jacques Lecoq.

Item Type:Book Sections
Keywords:Jacques Lecoq, site-specific, twenty first century, immersive theatre, digital technology, postdramatic theatre, play, complicite.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Murray, Dr Simon
Authors: Murray, S.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Culture and Creative Arts > Theatre Film and TV Studies
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2017 Routledge
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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