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Peter Brook is regarded as one of the most important and influential directors today. In this fascinating study, Albert Hunt and Geoffrey Reeves chronicle Brook's development beginning with his earliest productions and concluding with some of his most recent and innovative work. The book also focuses on Brook outside the theater including the film version of his Mahabharata and work for the opera house. The book will be of interest to theater practitioners, students and scholars as well as to the general reader. It includes a chronology of Brook's theater career and is illustrated with rare photographs from key productions.Read more
- Comprehensive account of Brook's career
- Contains valuable and rare photographs from Brook productions
- One of the authors, Reeves, worked closely with Brook on key productions
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"An ambitious overview of one of the seminal directors of our time, this volume is edited by two critical thinkers and artists who have collaborated with Brook throughout his extraordinary career....Production photographs and a selected bibliography round out this much-needed 50-year history." American TheatreSee more reviews
"Hunt and Reeves have created a rich compendium and a valuable summation of work on Brook..." James Peck, TDR
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- Date Published: September 1995
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9780521296052
- length: 308 pages
- dimensions: 229 x 153 x 20 mm
- weight: 0.495kg
- contains: 20 b/w illus.
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
List of illustrations
Chronology of work: Stage work, film and television work
1. Playing the field:
2. Wanderings in the alien corn: Dürrenmatt
3. Climbing the mountain: King Lear
4. Crucifixion in Paris: Serjeant Musgrave's Dance
5. The embracing of Artaud: the theatre of cruelty
6. The thing itself: The Marat-Sade
7. Zapping the conscience: US
8. The first attempt at ritual: Oedipus
9. Pushing the boat out: The Round House Tempest
10. Shaking hands in the empty space: The Dream
11. Persian tombs at dawn: Orghast
12. Into the deserts: Africa and California
13. Flying over the mountain: The Conference of the Birds
14. Carpet shows at the Bouffes Les Ik and Ubu
15. Popular Shakespeare: Timon d'Athènes, Mesure pour Mesure, Antony and Cleopatra
16. No samovars in Paris and New York: La Cérisaie and The Cherry Orchard
17. Destined to die free: La Tragedie de Carmen
18. Nirvana at last: The Mahabharata
19. Farewell to Shakespeare? La Tempete
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