Dionysos’ Un Donusu – Theodoros Terzopoulos Metodu
ed. Habitus Kitap, Istanbul, 2016
translation: Burc Idem Dincel
The Turkish edition of the Method of Theodoros Terzopoulos, includes a preface by Dikmen Gurun, professor and director of Istanbul International Theatre Festival and an introduction by Kerem Karaboga, professor at the Drama Department of Istanbul University.
The book includes 12 chapters and 40 self-study exercises for actresses and actors. The basic training is demonstrated by Savvas Stroumpos in online videos (run. time 2.5 hours) available in the website of the publishing house.
“The world has changed and the performer must cultivate a fruitful criticism toward things, constantly expressing his agony: theatre is something else than what we thought till today and it should follow different pathways. We need to reconsider theatre through the art of the performer. This is the way of theatre in the 21st century, a centu ry of many redefinitions. Dionysus is missing, he is in exile, the idea of the confrontational man is lost and the road towards measure, harmony, Ithaca has disappeared. Will it be found? The last word of theatre will never be spoken. Will Dionysus return?”
(from the back cover)