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The Resource Jacques Copeau : biography of a theater, Maurice Kurtz

Jacques Copeau : biography of a theater, Maurice Kurtz

Label
Jacques Copeau : biography of a theater
Title
Jacques Copeau
Title remainder
biography of a theater
Statement of responsibility
Maurice Kurtz
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The French Writer, Editor, and Drama critic Jacques Copeau (1879-1949) opened his Theatre du Vieux-Colombier in Paris in 1913. Copeau was well on his way to exerting a major influence in the theater in the year that saw the end of the career of the dominant innovator of an earlier generation, Andre Antoine, whose Theatre Libre (Free Stage) had featured an uncompromising realism. Ruinously realistic extravaganzas of Shakespeare and Moliere had doomed Antoine."--Jacket
  • "In marked contrast to Antoine, Copeau returned the poetry and freshness to Shakespeare and Moliere. By May 1914, Paris and Europe had recognized his genius and his special gift to the theater. Yet like Antoine, Copeau wanted to sweep "staginess" from the stage, to banish overacting, overdressing, and flashy house trappings. To cleanse the stage of its artificiality, he created a fixed, architectural acting space where dramatic literature and theater technique could live in harmony and thrive in freedom of thought and movement. A major part of his program was teaching actors and actresses their craft."--Jacket
  • "Kurtz here re-creates the vitality Copeau imbued in theater artists throughout the world. He conveys Copeau's enthusiasm, the crusading spirit that enabled Copeau and his Theatre du Vieux-Colombier to transform experimentation into tradition, into the heritage of civilization. He has written a biography of a theater that was tremendously influential in Europe and America."--Jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1913-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kurtz, Maurice
Dewey number
792/.023/092
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PN2638.C74
LC item number
K84 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Copeau, Jacques
  • Théâtre du Vieux-Colombier
Label
Jacques Copeau : biography of a theater, Maurice Kurtz
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 171-174) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • Reaching the Parisian Heights (1919-1921)
  • 6.
  • The Ways and Means of Copeau's Art
  • 7.
  • Bitter Fruits of Fame (1921-1923)
  • 8.
  • The Last Season (1923-1924)
  • 9.
  • Ideals Multiplied (1924-1949)
  • 1.
  • 10.
  • Conclusions
  • Postscript (1949-1999)
  • The Birth of a Theater
  • 2.
  • The First Season's Struggle (1913-1914)
  • 3.
  • Three Years of Silent Life (1914-1917)
  • 4.
  • New York (1917-1919)
Control code
40135209
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 181 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780809322572
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
98033222
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Jacques Copeau : biography of a theater, Maurice Kurtz
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 171-174) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • Reaching the Parisian Heights (1919-1921)
  • 6.
  • The Ways and Means of Copeau's Art
  • 7.
  • Bitter Fruits of Fame (1921-1923)
  • 8.
  • The Last Season (1923-1924)
  • 9.
  • Ideals Multiplied (1924-1949)
  • 1.
  • 10.
  • Conclusions
  • Postscript (1949-1999)
  • The Birth of a Theater
  • 2.
  • The First Season's Struggle (1913-1914)
  • 3.
  • Three Years of Silent Life (1914-1917)
  • 4.
  • New York (1917-1919)
Control code
40135209
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 181 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780809322572
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
98033222
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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