Culture is the Body

The Theatre Writings of Tadashi Suzuki
Author(s): Tadashi Suzuki
Original Publish Date: Jul 13, 2015
Product Number: EB00646001
Released: Mar 11, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781559368070
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"Mr. Suzuki's art seeks to reach audiences not through the intellect but through the senses and instincts."-New York Times "In my opinion, a 'cultured' society is one where the perceptive and expressive abilities of the human body are used to the full; where they provide the basic means of communication."-Tadashi Suzuki Renowned for his actor training methods, Tadashi Suzuki provides a thorough and accessible formulation of his ideas and beliefs in this new edition of his theater writings. One of the world's most revered theater directors, Suzuki is also a seminal thinker and practitioner whose work has had a profound influence on theater worldwide. This landmark collection provides a useful, provocative look at his philosophical and practical approaches to the stage. Culture is the Body is a complete revision of Suzuki's influential book The Way of Acting, featuring new essays and in a revised translation by Kameron Steele, a longtime collaborator of Suzuki's. Legendary theater director Tadashi Suzuki explains his revered approach in this new edition of his writings. Tadashi Suzuki is the founder and director of the Suzuki Company of Toga (SCOT), the organizer of Japan's first international theater festival (Toga Festival), and the creator of the Suzuki Method of Actor Training. Suzuki has articulated his theories in a number of books. He has taught his system of actor training in schools and theaters throughout the world. Besides productions with his own company, he has directed several international collaborations.

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