The Return Of Dionysus
The Method of Theodoros Terzopoulos
ed. Somyung Publishing, Seoul, 2016
Translation: Jae Kyoung Kim
ISBN: 979-11-5905-116-6 03680
The Korean edition of the Method of Theodoros Terzopoulos, includes a preface by Professor Jae Kyoung Kim, who has also translated the book.
The book includes 12 chapters and 40 self-study exercises for actresses and actors. The basic training is demonstrated by Savvas Stroumpos in DVD (run. time 2.5 hours) attached to the book.
“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?”
photo: Johanna Weber