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Author Freeman, John

Title Greatest Shows on Earth : World Theatre from Peter Brook to the Sydney Olympics
Published Libri Publishing, 2012


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Contents Cover ; Copyright ; Contents; Chapter 1 The Best Seat in the House; Chapter 2 Shakespeare for My Time; Chapter 3 'I've been Nicked!': The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens, Adapted for the Stage by David Edgar; Chapter 4 Robert Lepage and Théâtre Repère: Trilogie des Dragons; Chapter 5 Styx; Chapter 6 Third World Bunfight's Ipi Zombi?; Chapter 7 Performing Nation: The Opening Ceremony of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games; Chapter 8 Pilgrim: Taichi-kikaku; Chapter 9 O ACHAMENTO DO BRASIL, Foco Musical
Chapter 10 Faustian Fears: Dr. Atomic, National Anxiety and J. Robert OppenheimerChapter 11 Odalan Bali: An Offering of Music and Dance by Gamelan Çudamani; Chapter 12 Silviu Purcărete's Faust: an Encyclopedia of the Emotional; Chapter 13 Life is a Cigarette: Isabella's Room, Jan Lauwers and Needcompany; Chapter 14 Impromptu XL: Tg STAN: Theatre as a Memory Machine; Chapter 15 The Oberammergau Passionsspiele; Contributors' Biographies; Index
Summary Annotation Written from various perspectivesinternational actors, directors, playwrights, academics, dancers, and artiststhis book examines and celebrates 14 theater events from a dozen countries. As it makes a case for what makes certain theater productions great, this record also offers examples of writing about theater that imbues theanalysis with emotion and documentation. From Peter Brooks King Lear of 1962 through 2010s Oberammergau Passionsspiele, the performances described are seminal works indeed
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Subject Theater.
theater (discipline)
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1306497523