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1st Edition

Peter Brook: Oxford to Orghast

ISBN 9789057022081
Published July 1, 1998 by Routledge
348 Pages

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Book Description

Peter Brook is known internationally as a theatre visionary, and a daring experimenter on the cutting-edge of performance and production. This book concentrates on Brook's early years, and his innovative achievements in opera, television, film, and the theatre. His productions are viewed separately, in chronological order, suggesting Brook's developing and changing interests. The authors include thought-provoking interviews with Brook (and with numerous outstanding artists who have worked with him) and bring to the reader penetrating critiques of Brook's theories and practices as a man of the theatre.

Table of Contents

Part 1 Production Chronology; Chapter 1 List of Peter Brook's Productions (1942–1971); Chapter 2 Descriptions of Peter Brook's Productions (1942–1971); Part 2 Interviews; Chapter 3 Myth and Music: Resonances Across Continents and Centuries as Explored by Peter Brook and his Ensemble, Glenn Loney; Chapter 4 US Rehearsal Break: Comments by Peter Brook, Glenn Loney; Chapter 5 A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Drama Desk: Peter Brook and Major Players Discuss the Production in New York; Chapter 6 Peter Brook's Birds Take Wing: with Sally Jacobs before the American Tour, Glenn Loney; Chapter 7 Peter Brook on La TragÉdie De Carmen, Glenn Loney; Chapter 8 Marat/Sade as Play and Film: Stanley Kauffmann Compares!; Chapter 9 Richard Peaslee: Creating Music for Peter Brook; Chapter 10 Lord of the Flies in Production, Edwin Wilson; Chapter 11 Peter Brook's Quest: Margaret Croyden Traces it; Chapter 12 Working with Brook: Bruce Myers and Robert Langdon Lloyd Discuss the Mahabharata and Other Adventures; Chapter 13 Peter Brook at the Cuny Graduate Center;

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