Cognitive Studies in Literature and Performance

Enacting Lecoq

Movement in Theatre, Cognition, and Life

Authors: Murphy, Maiya

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  • Offers a sustained analysis of Lecoq pedagogy
  • Makes a contribution to the further advancement of interdisciplinary discussions between the humanities and cognitive sciences
  • Highlights movement, as opposed to embodiment, in cognitive and creative processes
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This book examines the theatrical movement-based pedagogy of Jacques Lecoq (1921-1999) through the lens of the cognitive scientific paradigm of enaction. The conversation between these two both uncovers more of the possible cognitive processes at work in Lecoq pedagogy and proposes how Lecoq’s own practical and philosophical approach could have something to offer the development of the enactive paradigm. Understanding Lecoq pedagogy through enaction can shed new light on the ways that movement, key to Lecoq’s own articulation of his pedagogy, might cognitively constitute the development of Lecoq’s ultimate creative figure – the actor-creator. Through an enactive lens, the actor-creator can be understood as not only a creative figure, but also the manifestation of a fundamentally new mode of cognitive selfhood. This book engages with Lecoq pedagogy’s significant practices and principles including the relationship between the instructor and student, identifications, mime, play, mask work, language, improvisation, and movement analysis.

About the authors

Maiya Murphy is a scholar, teacher, creator, and performer. She is Assistant Professor in the Theatre Studies Programme at the National University of Singapore. She has written on Lecoq pedagogy, cognitive science, collective creation, physical theatre approaches, and dance. She also makes theatre with her collective, Autopoetics.

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“Murphy’s analysis of Lecoq and his work is outstanding in its breadth and depth. This work will be a central source for understanding the work of Lecoq, both for those versed in the field and those encountering his approach to acting for the first time. It sets the standard for work on Lecoq.” (Professor John Lutterbie, Stony Brook University, USA)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Enacting Lecoq
Book Subtitle
Movement in Theatre, Cognition, and Life
Authors
Series Title
Cognitive Studies in Literature and Performance
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-05615-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-05615-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-05614-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 214
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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