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Peter Brook is a former co-director of the Royal Shakespeare Company, founded the International Center for Theater Research in 1971.

Synopsis:

From director and cofounder of the Royal Shakespeare Company Peter Brook, The Empty Space is a timeless analysis of theatre from the most influential stage director of the twentieth century.

As relevant as when it was first published in 1968, groundbreaking director and cofounder of the Royal Shakespeare Company Peter Brook draws on a life in love with the stage to explore the issues facing a theatrical performance—of any scale. He describes important developments in theatre from the last century, as well as smaller scale events, from productions by Stanislavsky to the rise of Method Acting, from Brecht’s revolutionary alienation technique to the free form happenings of the 1960s, and from the different styles of such great Shakespearean actors as John Gielgud and Paul Scofield to a joyous impromptu performance in the burnt-out shell of the Hamburg Opera just after the war.

Passionate, unconventional, and fascinating, this book shows how theatre defies rules, builds and shatters illusions, and creates lasting memories for its audiences.

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ISBN:
9780684829579
Author:
Brook, Peter, Etc
Publisher:
Touchstone Books
Author:
Brook, Peter
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Theater
Subject:
Drama
Subject:
Performing arts
Subject:
Theater - History & Criticism
Subject:
General Performing Arts
Subject:
Drama -- History and criticism.
Subject:
Theater - Stagecraft
Subject:
Stanislavsky; Method Acting; stage directing; directing for the stage; play production; stagecraft; strike sets; how to put up a play; black box theater; off-broadway production; history of theater acting; acting for the stage;
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Touchstone ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
19951231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.31 in 4.55 oz

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Product details 144 pages Touchstone Books - English 9780684829579 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , From director and cofounder of the Royal Shakespeare Company Peter Brook, The Empty Space is a timeless analysis of theatre from the most influential stage director of the twentieth century.

As relevant as when it was first published in 1968, groundbreaking director and cofounder of the Royal Shakespeare Company Peter Brook draws on a life in love with the stage to explore the issues facing a theatrical performance—of any scale. He describes important developments in theatre from the last century, as well as smaller scale events, from productions by Stanislavsky to the rise of Method Acting, from Brecht’s revolutionary alienation technique to the free form happenings of the 1960s, and from the different styles of such great Shakespearean actors as John Gielgud and Paul Scofield to a joyous impromptu performance in the burnt-out shell of the Hamburg Opera just after the war.

Passionate, unconventional, and fascinating, this book shows how theatre defies rules, builds and shatters illusions, and creates lasting memories for its audiences.

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