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Hall, Peter 1930-2017

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Most widely held works by Peter Hall
Shakespeare's advice to the players by Peter Hall( Book )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 1,169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Makes watching Shakespeare or reading Shakespeare a richer experience, for audiences as well as actors."--Cover
Exposed by the mask : form and language in drama by Peter Hall( Book )

20 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 998 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Peter Hall delivered these explorations of form and language in drama as the Clark Lectures for Trinity College, Cambridge in January 2000. In four main parts they reveal a lifetime's discoveries about classical theatre, Shakespeare, opera and modern drama." "The central argument is that form and structured language paradoxically give freedom to power of thought and feeling, much like the masks which enabled actors in early Greek drama to express extreme emotion. The mask may take many forms - the precise language of Beckett and Pinter, the classical form of Mozart's operas, or Shakespeare's verse."--Back cover
William Shakespeare's A Midsummer night's dream by William Shakespeare( Visual )

14 editions published between 1968 and 2013 in English and held by 877 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The capriciousness of lovers is the theme of this romantic and entertaining comedy, given a frolicsome rendition by the Royal Shakespeare Company
Agamemnon by Aeschylus( Visual )

16 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in English and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Choephori is the second play of a trilogy, of three pieces dealing with successive stages of a tragic story. Orestes, Agamemnon's son, returns from exile and places a lock of his hair on his father's grave. His sister Electra and a chorus of women also come to the grave to pour libations. When Orestes and Electra recognize one another, they swear to avenge their father's death. Orestes disguises himself and goes to the palace to kill his mother. His matricide angers the Furies, and Orestes flees from them to seek the help of Apollo
Harold Pinter's The homecoming by Harold Pinter( Visual )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deals with an all-bachelor family in North London disrupted by the return of the eldest son and his wife from America
Stage sound by David Collison( Book )

4 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On directing Shakespeare : interviews with contemporary directors by Ralph Berry( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For producers and directors planning a production, several questions inevitably arise: Which play is appropriate for the contemporary audience? Should the text and setting be altered? Twelve leading contemporary directors answer these questions in interviews in this book and shed light on what Shakespeare means to them and to their audiences. Originally published in 1977
Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Visual )

9 editions published between 1977 and 2015 in Italian and No Linguistic content and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mozart's version of the Don Juan legend
L'incoronazione di Poppea by Claudio Monteverdi( Visual )

6 editions published between 1984 and 2004 in Italian and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Coronation of Poppea (L'Incoronazione di Poppea) was Monteverdi's last opera, written when he was 75, and first performed in Venice in 1642. The opera tells the amoral story of the Roman Emperor Nero's love affair with the scheming and seductive Poppea, with evil triumphing over good, while the allegorical figures from the Prologue - Fortune, Virtue and Love look on
Jacob( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For seven long years, Jacob has labored to earn the right to marry beautiful Rachel. Now the seven years are up, but Rachel's devious father substitutes his elder daughter on the wedding night. One of the greatest love stories from the Bible
Orfeo ed Euridice by Christoph Willibald Gluck( Visual )

4 editions published between 1987 and 2005 in Italian and English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Janet Baker stars in Peter Hall's acclaimed Glyndebourne Festival staging of Gluck's 18th century masterpiece. Janet Baker gives one of her finest portrayals as Orfeo, with Elisabeth Speiser as Euridice and Elizabeth Gale as Amore
The marriage of Figaro : a comic opera in 4 acts by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Visual )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in Italian and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the tale of the servant Figaro, who is about to marry the maid Susanna. Unfortunately Count Almaviva has been keeping an eye on Susanna for himself and tries to prevent this marriage with the help of Bortolo, the doctor, but is continually thwarted
The camomile lawn by Mary Wesley( Visual )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the lives and loves of a family of cousins from 1939 to present. Begins with a funeral, and uses the reminiscences of those gathered to fill in details in the lives of several different family members
Salome by Richard Strauss( Visual )

4 editions published between 1992 and 2001 in German and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Violence, murder and erotic passion: discover the charms of Richard Strauss's Salome in the iconic staging by Peter Hall. Naraboth, captain of the guard, is in love with Salome, Herodes' stepdaughter. But the young woman is irresistibly attracted by the prophet Jochanaan (John the Baptist) imprisoned in an old cistern nearby. Salome tries to seduce the prophet, but John the Baptist's steadfastness in his faith hurts the young woman's pride. Herodes, under Salome's spell, ask her to dance in his presence. She accepts, but imposes a condition: Jochanaan shall die. The character of Salome, a Minor figure of the New Testament, has inspired many artists, including the painters Cranach the Elder, Sandro Botticelli, Gustave Moreau, and the writers Gustave Flaubert, Oscar Wilde, Joris-Karl Huysmans, Guillaume Apollinaire ... Richard Strauss's vision of the myth gave birth to an opera in one act inspired by a play written by Oscar Wilde. It shocked the audience during its premiere in Dresden in 1905. The "dance of the seven veils" especially, highly sensuous and provocative, offended the audience's sensibility. The opera was even banned from London's stages for several years. Now considered a masterpiece of the genre, Salome has become a classic in the operatic repertoire. Musically speaking, Strauss ventures further than ever before on the edge of the tonal system. Unheard chords, discordant tones and tortured melodic lines stress out the violence of the drama. Peter Hall's production, with the striking Maria Ewing in the role of Salome, underlines with brio the combination of the biblical theme, the murderous and the erotic brought together in Richard Strauss's opera
The Marriage of Figaro : a comic opera in 4 acts by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Visual )

7 editions published between 1973 and 2004 in Italian and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opera based on Beaumarchais' sequel to his Barber of Seville
Albert Herring by Benjamin Britten( Visual )

5 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Albert - a gullible, naïve greengrocer lad who, much to his embarrassment, is made Village May King when it is realized there are no longer any girls with the necessary virtuous qualifications
The necessary theatre by Peter Hall( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This short polemic represents Peter Hall's distillation of his current thinking about the state of the theatre. In it he pursues two linked arguments. He argues that theatre throughout the ages has always required financial assistance, and that without subsidy theatre will stagnate. Then he draws directly on his own experiences running the Royal Shakespeare Company, the National Theatre and his repertory company at the Old Vic. He argues that the best theatre can only be made with a permanent company of actors and technicians situated in their own building." "Just before publication, Peter Hall left Britain to run a Shakespeare season in Los Angeles. The Necessary Theatre is a parting shot, describing his disenchantment with New Labour's attitude to the arts."--Jacket
Benjamin Britten's A midsummer night's dream by Benjamin Britten( Visual )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Glyndebourne's production of Britten's A Midsummer Night's Dream is pure magic. Brilliantly adapted from Shakespeare's play, the opera follows the adventures of the four lovers and a group of naïve rustics who, in a wood on a moonstruck night, fall foul of Oberon and Tytania, the quarreling King and Queen of Fairies. In Peter Hall's remarkable staging, that very wood comes alive as logs and trees move and rustle, creating ambiguous silhouettes in the dark mysterious woodland, lit only by John Bury's wonderful rising sun and moon. Counter-tenor James Bowman plays Oberon, Ileana Cotrubas proves a majestic Tytania while baritone Curt Appelgren gives a vivid performance as Bottom. The magic web of Britten's music is brilliantly spun by the London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Bernard Haitink.--Publisher website
Never talk to strangers by Peter Hall( Visual )

4 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Police psychologist Sarah Taylor becomes involved with Tony Ramirez as the result of a chance encounter. As their involvement escalates, so do a series of anonymous threats directed at Sarah
Furies by Aeschylus( Visual )

7 editions published between 1983 and 2004 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this drama which concludes the Oresteia, the goddess Athena is called upon to decide whether orestes is to be punished for his murder of Clytomnestra, or whether his life should be spared, thus ending the cycle of bloody retribution
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Shakespeare's advice to the players
Exposed by the mask : form and language in dramaL'incoronazione di PoppeaThe camomile lawnThe necessary theatrePeter Hall directs Antony and CleopatraPower play : the life and times of Peter HallThe necessary theatre
Alternative Names
Hall Peter

Hall, Peter 1930 Nov. 22-

Hall, Peter 1930- Sir

Hall Peter Reginald Frederick

Hall, Peter Reginald Frederick 1930-

Hall, Peter Reginald Frederick 1930-2017

Hall, Peter Sir

Hall, Peter, Sir, 1930-

Peter Hall

Peter Hall angielski reżyser filmowy i teatralny

Peter Hall angol színházi és filmrendező

Peter Hall attore e regista inglese

Peter Hall Brits acteur

Peter Hall director de cine, teatro y televisión inglés

Peter Hall englischer Regisseur

Peter Hall pemeran laki-laki asal Britania Raya

Peter Hall réalisateur, acteur, scénariste et producteur britannique

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