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Author Brook, Peter, 1925-

Title The empty space / Peter Brook
Edition New edition
Published Harmondsworth, Middlesex : Penguin Books, 1972


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Description 157 pages ; 18 cm
Series Pelican books
Pelican book.
Contents Deadly theatre--Holy theatre--Rough theatre--Immediate theatre
Summary In The empty space, director Peter Brook draws on a life in love with the stage to explore the issues facing any theatrical performance. Here he describes important developments in theatre from the last century, as well as smaller scale events, from productions by Stanislavsky to the rise of Method Acting, from Brecht's revolutionary alienation technique to the free form Happenings of the 1960s, and from the different styles of such great Shakespearean actors as John Gielgud and Paul Scofield to a joyous impromptu performance in the burnt-out shell of the Hamburg Opera just after the war. Passionate, unconventional and fascinating, his book shows how theatre defies rules, builds and shatters illusions and creates lasting memories for its audiences
Analysis Theatre
Notes Based upon a series of four lectures delivered as the first of the Granada Northern Lectures
First published by McGibbon & Kee 1968
Subject Drama.
Theater -- Production and direction.
Genre/Form Theater reviews.
ISBN 0140135839 (paperback)