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The Quality of Mercy free pdf "Exquisite... enthralling... This short, modest and brilliant book does more than many more grandiose tomes to renew the reader's fascination with the plays, and the theatre-goer's wonder at the extraordinary and diverse sensations locked up inside the First Folio. It should be required reading at all universities and drama clubs." --Robert McCrum, "Guardian" "Contains within its scintillating reflections the essence of all that Peter Brook has learned over a lifetime. Whoever imagined that a book about Shakespeare could also be such fun?" --John Heilpern, "Wall Street Journal" "This volume positively seethes and sparkles with ideas... provides not only acute insights into the texts, but intriguing details of performance history, and a few morsels of grand theatrical gossip." --Stuart Kelly, "Scotsman" "If you want a gift for an actor, look no further than this educative, engrossing, entertaining book." -"The Stage" In "The Quality of Mercy," one of the world's most revered theatre directors reflects on a fascinating variety of Shakespearean topics. In this sequence of essays--all but one published here for the first time--Peter Brook debates such questions as who was the man who wrote Shakespeare's plays, why Shakespeare is never out of date, and how actors should approach Shakespeare's verse. He also revisits some of the plays which he has directed with notable brilliance, such as "King Lear," "Titus Andronicus" and, of course, "A Midsummer Night's Dream." Taken as a whole, this short but immensely wise book offers an illuminating and provocative insight into a great director's relationship with our greatest playwright. "An invaluable gift from the greatest Shakespeare director of our time... Brook's genius, modesty, and brilliance shine through on every page." --James Shapiro, author of "1599: A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare" and "Contested Will: Who Wrote Shakespeare?" PETER BROOK is one of the world's best-known theatre directors. Outstanding in a career full of remarkable achievements are his productions of "Titus Andronicus" (1955) with Laurence Olivier, "King Lear" (1962) with Paul Scofield, and "The Marat/Sade" (1964) and "A Midsummer Night's Dream" (1970), both for the Royal Shakespeare Company. Since moving to Paris and establishing the Centre International de Creations Theatrales at the Bouffes du Nord, he has produced a series of events which push at the boundaries of theatre, such as "The Conference of Birds" (1976), "The Ik" (1975), "The Mahabharata" (1985) and "The Tragedy of Hamlet" (2000). His films include "Lord of the Flies" (1963), "King Lear" (1970) and "The Mahabharata" (1989). His books, especially "The Empty Space" (1968), have been hugely influential.

About Peter Brook, Etc

Peter Brook is one of the world's best-known theatre directors. Outstanding in a career full of remarkable achievements are his productions of "Titus Andronicus" (1955) with Laurence Olivier, "King Lear" (1962) with Paul Scofield, and "The Marat/Sade" (1964) and "A Midsummer Night's Dream" (1970), both for the Royal Shakespeare Company. Since moving to Paris and establishing the Centre International de Creations Theatrales at the Bouffes du Nord, he has produced a series of events which push at the boundaries of theatre, such as "The Conference of Birds" (1976), "The Ik" (1975), "The Mahabharata" (1985) and "The Tragedy of Hamlet" (2000). His films include "Lord of the Flies" (1963), "King Lear" (1970) and "The Mahabharata" (1989). His books, especially "The Empty Space" (1968), have been hugely influential.

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Author : Peter Brook, Etc
Publisher : Theatre Communications Group
Data Published : 18 November 2014
ISBN : 1559364831
EAN : 9781559364836
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 128 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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