Conversations with Peter Brook : 1970-2000
Margaret CroydenISBN: 0571211372;
Book Description A volume of interviews with the director Peter Brook that explores his work and the innovations that helped forge a new kind of theater Peter Brook is one of the giants of twentieth-century theater, having started as a stage director at the age of twenty before being named the primary director at the Covent Garden opera house and, eventually, becoming the unique creative genius who virtually reinvented the way actors and directors think about theater, through his groundbreaking productions of King Lear , Marat/Sade , A Midsummer Night’s Dream , and, especially, The Mahabharata . Since the creation in the 1970s of his International Center for Theater Research in Paris, he has sought to focuson teaching and researching as well as directing—always looking for new ways to illuminate the truth of a text so that actors and audiences alike are challenged to question both the performance of the piece and the larger truth...
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