Preface Introduction 1 Stanislavsky's System: pathways for the actor SHARON MARIE CARNICKE 2 Meyerhold and Biomechanics ROBERT LEACH 3 Jacques Copeau: the quest for sincerity JOHN RUDLIN 4 Michael Chekhov on the technique of acting: 'was Don Quixote true to life?' FRANC CHAMBERLAIN 5 Michel Saint-Denis: Training the Complete Actor JANE BALDWIN 6 The Knebel Technique: Active Analysis in Practice SHARON MARIE CARNICKE 7 Brecht and actor training: on whose behalf do we act? PETER THOMSON 8 Joan Littlewood CLIVE BARKER 9 Strasberg, Adler and Meisner: Method acting DAVID KRASNER 10 Joseph Chaikin and aspects of actor training: possibilities rendered present DORINDA HULTON 11 Peter Brook: transparency and the invisible network LORNA MARSHALL AND DAVID WILLIAMS 12 Grotowski's vision of the actor: the search for contact LISA WOLFORD 13 Training for play, lightness and disobedience in the pedagogies of Jacques Lecoq, Monika Pagneux and Philippe Gaulier SIMON MURRAY 14 Training with Eugenio Barba: acting principles, the pre-expressive and 'personal temperature' IAN WATSON 15 Ariane Mnouchkine and the Theatre du Soleil : Theatricalising history; the theatre as metaphor; the actor as signifier. HELEN E. RICHARDSON 16 Wlodzimierz Staniewski. Gardzienice: the naturalised actor ALISON HODGE 17 Creating the Moment: Anne Bogart, SITI Company and Actor training ROYD CLIMENHAGA 18 Augusto Boal and the Theatre of the Oppressed FRANCES BABBAGE
Alison Hodge has been a professional director since 1982. She was assistant director for Gardzienice Theatre and co-authored, with Wlodzimierz Staniewski, Hidden Territories: the Theatre of Gardzienice (Routledge, 2004). She is director of The Quick and the Dead, an international theatre research company and a Reader in Theatre Practice at Royal Holloway College, University of London.