Commedia dell’arte and Comedie Humaine

Authored by: Giovanni Fusetti

The Routledge Companion to Jacques Lecoq

Print publication date:  August  2016
Online publication date:  September  2016

Print ISBN: 9781138818422
eBook ISBN: 9781315745251
Adobe ISBN: 9781317594635

10.4324/9781315745251.ch16

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Abstract

On my first day of school at the École Jacques Lecoq, after the introductory meeting between the staff and the students, Mr. Lecoq approached me, to my greatest surprise, and spoke to me these words: ‘I was born twice. The first time was in Paris, at my birth. The second time was in Padua, when I was born to theatre’. He knew I was from Padua, and I was extremely honored by those words.

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