Jacques Copeau, Etienne Decroux, and the ‘Flower of Noh’

@article{Leabhart2004JacquesCE,
  title={Jacques Copeau, Etienne Decroux, and the ‘Flower of Noh’},
  author={Thomas Leabhart},
  journal={New Theatre Quarterly},
  year={2004},
  volume={20},
  pages={315 - 330}
}
Many of Copeau's students and colleagues in the first half of the twentieth century used a specific vocabulary to describe successful performance. The performer was ‘in a trance’, or ‘possessed’, or in an ‘altered state of being’. Decroux spoke of ‘evicting the tenant from the apartment so that God could come to live there’. For Copeau and others, the mask was an important tool in the discovery of this optimum state. In this article, Thomas Leabhart suggests that the ideas of the American… Expand
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