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Le Theatre du SoleilThe First Fifty-Five Years

Authors
  • Picon-Vallin, Beatrice
Publication Date
Jul 25, 2020
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HAL
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English
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Abstract

Il s'agit de la traduction de l'ouvrage Le Theatre du soleil .Les cinquante premières années , Actes sud , mis à jour et enrichi d'un long chapitre qui présente au lecteur la plus récente période de création du Theatre du Soleil . C'est donc un nouveau livre. Le Theatre du Soleil traces the company's history from a group of young, barely trained actors, directors and designers struggling to match their political commitment to a creative strategy, to their grappling with the concerns of migration, separation and exile in the early decades of the 21st century. Beatrice Picon-Vallin recounts how, in the fifty years since their founding, Theatre du Soleil have established themselves as one of the foremost names in modern theatre. Ariane Mnouchkine and her collaborators have developed a unique and ever-evolving style that combines a piercing richness of shape, colour, and texture with precision choreography, innovative musical accompaniment, and multi-layered, metaphorical dreamscapes. This rich, storied history is illustrated by a wealth of spectacular rehearsal and production photos from the company's own archive and interviews with dozens of past and present members, including Mnouchkine herself.Judith G. Miller's timely translation of the first comprehensive history and analysis of a remarkable, award-winning company is a compelling read for both students and teachers of Drama and Theatre Studies.

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