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Does an opera producer do anything besides tell the singers where to stand? Can a single note be played more or less beautifully on the piano? In these essays, all originally published in The New York Review of Books, five of our most accomplished contemporary artists and critics explore the relationship between technique and interpretation in the performing arts. Tom Stoppard discusses how playwrights control the ways in which information flows from the stage to the audience. Charles Rosen highlights the very physical relationship between the pianist and the instrument. Jonathan Miller describes how he has found new stagings for some of our best-loved operas. Garry Wills argues that the collaborative and commercial pressures of filmmaking have produced some of our greatest cinematic triumphs. And Geoffrey O'Brien looks at how hip music lovers in the nineties rediscovered sixties pop-icon Butt Bacharach. Witty, trenchant, often surprising, and always insightful, this collection is essential reading for all devotees of the performing arts.

Table of Contents

Pragmatic theater / Tom Stoppard — On playing the piano / Charles Rosen — Doing opera / Jonathan Miller — Title to come / Garry Wills — Burt Bacharach comes back / Geoffrey O'Brien.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780940322752
Author:
Stoppard, Tom
Publisher:
New York Review of Books
Editor:
Silvers, Robert B.
Author:
Rosen, Charles
Author:
O'Brien, Geoffrey
Author:
Miller, Jonathan
Author:
Silvers, Robert B.
Author:
Wills, Garry
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Performing arts
Subject:
Theater - History & Criticism
Subject:
DRAMA / General
Series Volume:
bk. 2
Publication Date:
20010231
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
9.10x5.59x.75 in. .71 lbs.

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