Synopses & Reviews
For over forty years, Tadashi Suzuki has been a unique and vital force in both Japanese and Western theater, creating and directing many internationally acclaimed productions including his famous production of The Trojan Women
, which subsequently toured around the world. An intergral part of his work has been the development and teaching of his rigorous and controversial training system, the Suzuki method, whose principles have also been highly influential in contemporary theater. Paul Allain, an experienced practitioner of the Suzuki method, re-evaluates Suzuki's work, giving a lucid overview of his development towards an international theater aesthetic. He examines Suzuki's collaborators, the importance of architecture and environment in his theater and his impact on performance all over the world. The Art of Stillness
is a lively, critical study of one of the most important and uncompromising figures in contemporary world theater.
"...Allain's work should lead the way to further study and is highly recommended..."--Susan L. Peters, Library Journal
The first major study in English of one of theater's most important innovators, Tadashi Suzuki.
About the Author
is Senior Lecturer in Drama, University of Kent. He is the author of Gardzienice: Polish Theatre in Transition
and The Cambridge Companion to Chekhov
Table of Contents
Introducing Suzuki * Suzuki Now * Suzuki's Spaces * The Suzuki Method * Suzuki's Performance Practice