Just a quick blog post today;
For all my colleagues on the course, I highly recommend the Routledge Performance Practitioners series of books.
I first came across this series of books a couple of years ago when I purchased one on Ariane Mnouchkine, which I found really helpful. I’ve just read the Augusto Boal one and have just started the Brecht one for my upcoming assignment.
They provide an excellent overview of the practitioners lives and work. I also like the fact that they include a comprehensive glossary and bibliography. I also liked the fact (with the Boal one I’ve just read) that the author offered criticism of the practitioners work too, these aren’t sycophantic books.
So if you struggling with your theatre practitioners and want a good overview book – see if this series contain a volume on them (their list is fairly comprehensive)