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Hall, Peter 1930 November 22-

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Most widely held works by Peter Hall
William Shakespeare's A Midsummer night's dream by William Shakespeare( Visual )

29 editions published between 1968 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 929 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The capriciousness of lovers is the theme of this romantic and entertaining comedy, given a frolicsome rendition by the RSC
Le nozze di Figaro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Visual )

22 editions published between 1973 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 773 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
Shakespeare's advice to the players by Peter Hall( Book )

15 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Makes watching Shakespeare or reading Shakespeare a richer experience, for audiences as well as actors."--Cover
Agamemnon by Aeschylus( Visual )

27 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in English and held by 673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The play opens as the Watchman at King Agamemnon's palace sees the beacon that announces the fall of Troy. The chorus of Old Men tell the background to the story of the Trojan War. When Agamemnon returns home after a 10-year absence, his Queen Clytemnestra welcomes him, but Cassandra foretells his murder
Stage sound by David Collison( Book )

4 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harold Pinter's The homecoming by Harold Pinter( Visual )

3 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in English and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tensions mount and sexual relations abound in the house of a retired London butcher
Exposed by the mask : form and language in drama by Peter Hall( Book )

18 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 513 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
L'incoronazione di Poppea by Claudio Monteverdi( Visual )

7 editions published between 1984 and 2004 in Italian and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the amoral story of the Roman emperor Nero's love affair with the scheming and seductive Poppea
Jacob by Peter Hall( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 376 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
Salome by Richard Strauss( Visual )

20 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in German and English and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opera, in one act
Orfeo ed Euridice by Christoph Willibald Gluck( Visual )

4 editions published between 1987 and 2005 in Italian and English and held by 322 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 camomile lawn by Mary Wesley( Visual )

6 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 309 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
Never talk to strangers by Peter Hall( Visual )

26 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A psychologist's repressed passions are unlocked by a mysterious stranger
Albert Herring by Benjamin Britten( Visual )

21 editions published between 1985 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 300 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
Don Giovanni( Visual )

2 editions published in 1985 in Italian and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mozart's version of the Don Juan legend
Furies by Aeschylus( Visual )

11 editions published between 1983 and 2004 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Orestes takes refuge at the shrine of Apollo, who promises protection and sends him to seek justice from Athena. The ghost of Clytemnestra rouses the Chorus of Furies to bring her murderer to justice
The necessary theatre by Peter Hall( Book )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 249 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 )

3 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in English and held by 246 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
The Shakespeare Sessions( Visual )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Royal Shakespeare Company directors John Barton and Sir Peter Hall travel to America to conduct workshops with the all-star cast of the Broadway production of The merchant of Venice. Subjects covered include: creating a world with words, the clues are in the text, playing the story, Shakespeare's advice to the actor, changing gears from prose to verse, the questions reveal the character, handling emotion, setting the word against the word, and connecting with the audience. Also includes the actors' talking about their experiences working with John Barton
Peter Hall's Diaries : the story of a dramatic battle by Peter Hall( Book )

11 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new edition of Sir Peter Hall's Diaries with an introduction from the man himself. A fascinating read for any fan of theatre history in Britain
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English (244)

Italian (32)

German (19)

Exposed by the mask : form and language in dramaL'incoronazione di PoppeaSalomeThe camomile lawnThe necessary theatreThe Shakespeare SessionsPeter Hall directs Antony and Cleopatra