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Author Berkoff, Steven, author

Title A world elsewhere / Steven Berkoff
Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2020
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 188 pages)
Contents In the penal colony : The Arts Lab, Drury Lane 1967 -- Metamorphosis : The Roundhouse, Chalk Farm 1969 -- Macbeth : The Place Theatre 1970 -- Miss Julie versus expressionism : national tour and the ICA 1971 -- Agamemnon : national tour and The Roundhouse, Chalk Farm 1973 -- The trial : by Franz Kafka, The Roundhouse, Chalk Farm 1973 -- The fall of The House of Usher : Hampstead Theatre Club 1974 -- Random thought : the dressing room -- East : Kings Head Theatre, Islington, 1975 Regent Street Poly, Cottesloe Theatre 1977 -- Hamlet, Shakespeare : The Roundhouse, Chalk Farm 1980 -- Decadence : Arts Theatre 1981 -- Random thought : Vsevolod Meyerhold -- West : Donmar Warehouse 1983 -- Harry's Xmas : Donmar Warehouse 1985 -- Acapulco : The King's Head Theatre, Islington 1986 -- Coriolanus : Public Theatre, New York 1988 -- Random thought : directors and indendants -- Greek : Wyndham's Theatre 1988 -- Salome : National Theatre 1989 -- One man : Garrick Theatre 1991 -- Kvetch : the Garrick Theatre 1991 -- Random thought : a lunch in Brooklyn with the Salome cast -- Brighton Beach scumbags : Riverside Studios 1995 -- Random thought : mechanicals -- Massage : the Odyssey Theatre, Edinburgh Festival 1997 -- Decadence : Wyndhams Theatre 1997 -- Shakespeare's villains : Theatre Royal, Haymarket 1998 -- Random thought : one-man show -- The secret love life of Ophelia, The King's Head Theatre, 2001 -- Messiah, Edinburgh Festival 2002 and the Old Vic 2003 -- Sit and shiver, Hackney Empire 2007 -- Random thought : Salome at The Gate theatre Dublin -- On the waterfront, Theatre Royal, Haymarket 2010 -- Oedipus, Edinburgh Festival 2013 -- The hairy ape, The Odyssey Theatre, Los Angeles 2015 -- Actors I have admired, loved and even cried over -- Final chapter
Summary "A World Elsewhere is Steven Berkoff's bold attempt to describe his multifarious theatrical works. Berkoff outlines the methods that he uses, first of all as an actor, secondly as a playwright, and thirdly as theatre director, as well as those subtle connections in between, when one discipline melds effortlessly into another. He examines the early impulses that generated his works and what drove him to give them form, as well as the challenges he faced when adapting the work of other authors. Berkoff discusses some of his most difficult, successful, and unique creations, journeying through his long and varied career to examine how they were shaped by him, and how he was shaped by them. The sheer scale of this book offers a rare experience of an accomplished artist, combined with the honesty and insight of an autobiography, making this text a singular tool for teaching, inspiration, and personal exploration. Suitable for anyone with an interest in Steven Berkoff and his illustrious career, A World Elsewhere is the part analysis and part confession of an artist whose work has been performed all over the world"-- Provided by publisher
Notes Includes index
Steven Berkoff is a renowned playwright, director, actor, photographer and author
Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on December 18, 2019)
Subject Berkoff, Steven
Berkoff, Steven.
Actors -- Great Britain -- Biography
Dramatists, English -- Biography
English drama -- History and criticism
Theater -- Production and direction -- Great Britain
Theatrical producers and directors -- Great Britain -- Biography
Dramatists, English.
English drama.
PERFORMING ARTS / Theater / Direction & Production
PERFORMING ARTS / Theater / General
PERFORMING ARTS / Theater / Playwriting
Theater -- Production and direction.
Theatrical producers and directors.
Great Britain.
Genre/Form Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2019029790
ISBN 0429341148