Through the Body A Practical Guide to Physical Theatre

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In Through the Body, Dymphna Callery introduces the reader to the principles behind the work of key practitioners of 20th-century theater including Artaud, Grotowski, Brook and Lecoq. She offers exercises that turn their theories into practice and explore their principles in action.

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Dymphna Callery is Head of the Drama Department at Wolverhampton University. A published playwright and poet, she has performed and taught throughout the United Kingdom.

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"The advantages of this book is that the chapters are short and to the point and the well selected exercises enriched by artistic, historic, etymological, and cultural information relating to their utilization."-Annette Lust, Dominican University of California, "ATME, Fall 2004

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