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Brook, Peter 1925-

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Lord of the flies by William Golding( Visual )

135 editions published between 1963 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 2,914 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirty English schoolboys are stranded on an uncharted island at the start of the "next" war. With no adults present, they quickly turn into savages
The empty space by Peter Brook( Book )

94 editions published between 1968 and 2015 in 13 languages and held by 1,502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peter Brook speaks of the theater of the past and the present, of its changes, of its various forms, of what he has seen and sees and of his own work
The Mahabharata by Peter Brook( Visual )

123 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 1,306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world of The Mahabharata is of profound storytelling power and spiritual import; within it a civilization rises, falls and is reborn
The open door : thoughts on acting and theatre by Peter Brook( Book )

32 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 923 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From King Lear to the Tragedy of Carmen, from Marat/Sade to the epic Mahabharata, Peter Brook has reinvented modern theatre, not once but again and again. In this book the visionary director and theorist offers a lucid, comprehensive exposition of the philosophy that underlies his work. It is a philosophy of paradoxes: We come to the theatre to find life, but that life must be different from the life we find outside. Actors have to prepare painstakingly yet be willing to sacrifice the results of their preparation. The director's most reliable tool may be his capacity to be bored. Brook illustrates these principles with anecdotes that span his entire career and that demonstrate his familiarity with Shakespeare, Chekhov, and the indigenous theatres of India and Iran. The result is an unparalleled look at what happens both onstage and behind the scenes, fresh in its insights and elegant in its prose
The Mahabharata : a play based upon the Indian classic epic by Jean-Claude Carrière( Book )

23 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in 7 languages and held by 824 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Mahabharata is 3,500 years old and is the longest poem in any language. It is one of the founding epics of Indian culture and, with its mixture of cosmic drama and profound philosophy (one small section forms the Bhaghavad Gita) holds a unique place in world literature
King Lear by William Shakespeare( Visual )

88 editions published between 1950 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 779 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An abridged version of the play, this production condensed the play by eliminating the characters of Edgar and Edmund. King Lear of Britain has decided to divide his kingdom into three parts, and to hand over the responsibilities of ruling to his three daughters. The two oldest daughters, Goneril and Regan, flatter their father insincerely, and are rewarded. Cordelia, the youngest, sincerely loves her father, but she cannot match her sisters' skill at false adulation. The king takes away her portion of the kingdom, despite the pleadings of some of his most loyal nobles. It is not long before Goneril and Regan reveal their deep ingratitude, and soon the old king finds himself in a confusing and desperate position
The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum at Charenton under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade by Peter Weiss( Visual )

45 editions published between 1966 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The infamous Marquis de Sade, confined to an asylum, directs the other inmates in a re-enactment of the bloody assassination of French revolutionary Jean-Paul Marat
The persecution and assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as performed by the inmates of the Asylum of Charenton under the direction of the Marquis de Sade; [a play] by Peter Weiss( Book )

10 editions published between 1965 and 2002 in English and held by 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Marquis de Sade, confined to an insane asylum, stages a play about the assassination of the French revolutionary Marat, using the inmates as actors
Evoking Shakespeare by Peter Brook( Book )

22 editions published between 1974 and 2003 in English and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Based on a talk given by Peter Brook in Berlin, Evoking Shakespeare addresses a number of essential questions about performing Shakespeare today. 'Why is Shakespeare not out of date?' 'What do we mean by Shakespeare's "genius" or "creativity" or "poetry"?' 'What, in fact, is the Shakespeare phenomenon?'" "In attempting answers to these and other questions, Brook invites us to consider the actual conditions of the Elizabethan theatre and the actual qualities of Shakespeare's language. The result is a provocative take on our greatest playwright by one of his most influential modern interpreters."--Jacket
Magician : the astonishing life and work of Orson Welles( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at the remarkable genius of Orson Welles on the eve of his centenary - the enigma of his career as a Hollywood star, a Hollywood director (for some a Hollywood failure), and a crucially important independent filmmaker. Orson Welles's life was magical: a musical prodigy at age ten, a director of Shakespeare at fourteen, a painter at sixteen, a star of stage and radio at twenty, romances with some of the most beautiful women in the world, including Rita Hayworth
Peter Brook : a theatrical casebook by Peter Brook( Book )

4 editions published between 1988 and 1992 in English and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ring round the moon, a charade with music by Jean Anouilh( Book )

2 editions published in 1950 in English and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"According to Atkinson (Times), a play 'of many moods...wistfully romantic, satirical, fantastic...To make his points about love (the author) has invented a fable about twin brothers--Frederic, who is shy and sensitive, and Hugo, who is heartless and aggressive. Frederic is in love with a hussy who is in love with Hugo. To save Frederic from an unhappy marriage, Hugo tries to distract him by bringing to a ball a beautiful dancer who masquerades as a mysterious personage and becomes the triumph of the occasion. She is a susceptible maiden in her own right. She not only breaks up all the cynical romances that have been going on before she arrived, but loses her own heart as well.'" -- Publisher's description
Towards a poor theatre by Jerzy Grotowski( Book )

39 editions published between 1968 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book contains texts by Jerzy Grotowski, interviews with him and other supplementary material presenting his method and training
Peter Brook : conversations about theater by Peter Brook( Visual )

11 editions published between 1973 and 2006 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Margaret Croyden's interview with Peter Brook after he returned from Africa with his Center of Research, a group of actors based in Paris. Brook explains his views on theater, cross-cultural performances, improvisation, Shakespeare, working with young actors
Between two silences : talking with Peter Brook by Peter Brook( Book )

14 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this volume, distinguished director Peter Brook provides candid answers to questions on his work and philosophy. Topics covered range from his innovative, award-winning production of "Marat/Sade" to his film and stage version of "King Lear"
Orghast at Persepolis, an account of the experiment in theatre directed by Peter Brook and written by Ted Hughes by A. C. H Smith( Book )

6 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the experiment in theatre directed by Peter Brook and written by Ted Hughes
Brook by Brook, an intimate portrait( Visual )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and French and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brook by Brook: A revealing film about Peter Brook made by his son, Simon, offering a privileged view into Brook's family, theater, and films in a collective father-son journey that is personal and moving
The quality of mercy : reflections on Shakespeare by Peter Brook( Book )

27 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the world's most revered theatre directors reflects on a fascinating variety of Shakespearean topics
There are no secrets : thoughts on acting and theatre by Peter Brook( Book )

13 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An examination of what it means for the life of a production - How can a company establish its own "empty space"--A rehearsal and performance environment
Peter Brook : the tightrope by Simon Brook( Visual )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filmed with five hidden cameras, this documentary totally immerses viewers in the creative process behind legendary British theater director Peter Brook's work, focusing on the "Tightrope," a special exercise he has perfected over decades of experimentation and practice into a process of transformation that revitalizes the theatrical experience for actors and audiences alike
 
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Brook, P.

Brook Peter

Brook Peter Stephen Paul

Brook, Peter Stephen Paul 1925-

Bruk, Piter

Bruḳ, Piṭer 1925-

Peter Brook

Peter Brook angol színházi és filmrendező

Peter Brook Brits filmregisseur

Peter Brook brytyjski reżyser

Peter Brook director de cine del Reino Unido

Peter Brook englischer Theater- und Filmregisseur

Peter Brook English theatre and film director and innovator

Peter Brook metteur en scène britannique

Peter Brook regista teatrale britannico

Petrus Brook

Брук, Питер

Брук, Питер 1925-

Питер Брук

Питър Брук

פיטר ברוק

פיטר ברוק סופר בריטי

بروك، بيتر

‏بروک، پيتر.

بيتر بروك، 1925-

بيتر بروك، 1925 م-

پیتر بروک

पीटर ब्रुक

ਪੀਟਰ ਬਰੁਕ

ପୀଟର ବୃକ

브룩, 피터 1925-

피터 브룩

ピーター・ブルック

ブルック, ピーター

彼得·布魯克

彼得·布鲁克 英国戏剧和电影导演

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The empty spaceThe open door : thoughts on acting and theatreThe Mahabharata : a play based upon the Indian classic epicKing LearThe Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum at Charenton under the Direction of the Marquis de SadeThe persecution and assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as performed by the inmates of the Asylum of Charenton under the direction of the Marquis de Sade; [a play]Evoking ShakespeareTowards a poor theatre