The Return Of Dionysus
The Method of Theodoros Terzopoulos
ed. PAR, Taipei, 2018
The edition of the Method of Theodoros Terzopoulos in Mandarin language includes a preface by the acclaimed professor Erika Fischer-Lichte, an introduction by Giorgos Sampatakakis, professor at the Drama Department of Patras University and an interview between Terzopoulos and Torsten Israel. PAR editions have published books about Pina Bausch, Robert Wilson, Ariane Mnouchkine, Jacques Lecoq, Peter Brook, Robert Lepage in the same, Masters series.
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?”
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