Eugenio Barba is recognized as one of the most important theatre practitioners working today. Along with the company he founded forty years ago, the world-acclaimed Odin Teatret, he continues to produce extraordinary theatre performances that tour the world, and his International School of Theatre Anthropology has greatly developed research into the craft of the actor. This useful guidebook not only provides practical exercises for both students and teachers, but also offers an historical perspective on European and world theatre and charts exciting developments in theatre research. Routledge Performance Practitioners is a series of introductory guides to the key theatre-makers of the last century. Each volume explains the background to and the work of one of the major influences on twentieth- and twenty-first century performance.These compact, well-illustrated and clearly written books will unravel the contribution of modern theatre's most charismatic innovators. Eugenio Barba is the first book to combine: - An overview of Barba's work and that of his company, Odin Teatret- Exploration of his writings and ideas on theatre anthropology, and his unique contribution to contemporary performance research.- In-depth analysis of the 2000 production of Ego Faust, performed at the International School of Theatre Anthropology.- A practical guide to training exercises developed by Barba and the actors in the company As a first step towards critical understanding, and as an initial exploration before going on to further, primary research, Routledge Performance Practitioners are unbeatable value for today's student.Jane Turner is Principal Lecturer in theDepartment of Contemporary Arts and the programme leader for BA (Hons) Contemporary Theatre and Performance at Manchester Metropolitan University.