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Hall, Peter 1930 November 22-

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

39 editions published between 1968 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 973 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The capriciousness of lovers is the theme of this romantic and entertaining comedy, given a frolicsome rendition by the RSC
Agamemnon by Aeschylus( Visual )

30 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in English and held by 714 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
Shakespeare's advice to the players by Peter Hall( Book )

15 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 709 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Makes watching Shakespeare or reading Shakespeare a richer experience, for audiences as well as actors."--Cover
The Marriage of Figaro : a comic opera in 4 acts by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Visual )

16 editions published between 1973 and 2013 in Italian and held by 688 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opera based on Beaumarchais' sequel to his Barber of Seville
Harold Pinter's The homecoming by Harold Pinter( Visual )

5 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in English and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deals with an all-bachelor family in North London disrupted by the return of the eldest son and his wife from America
Stage sound by David Collison( Book )

4 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exposed by the mask : form and language in drama by Peter Hall( Book )

17 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 515 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
On directing Shakespeare : interviews with contemporary directors by Ralph Berry( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For producers and directors planning a production, several questions inevitably arise: Which play is appropriate for the contemporary audience? Should the text and setting be altered? Twelve leading contemporary directors answer these questions in interviews in this book and shed light on what Shakespeare means to them and to their audiences. Originally published in 1977
Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Visual )

14 editions published between 1977 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Don Giovanni centers around a young nobleman who is obsessed with amorous conquests, and his encounters with Donna Anna, the woman who plots to destroy him
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

The Coronation of Poppea (L'Incoronazione di Poppea) was Monteverdi's last opera, written when he was 75, and first performed in Venice in 1642. The opera tells the amoral story of the Roman Emperor Nero's love affair with the scheming and seductive Poppea, with evil triumphing over good, while the allegorical figures from the Prologue - Fortune, Virtue and Love look on
Jacob by Warner Bro( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 375 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 )

18 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in German and English and held by 361 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 323 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 )

5 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in English and held by 311 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 )

23 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

7 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in English and held by 279 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
Furies by Aeschylus( Visual )

11 editions published between 1983 and 2004 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Orestes takes refuge at the shrine of Apollo, who promises protection and sends him to seek justice from Athens. 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 250 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. Starring James Bowman, Ileana Cotrubas, Curt Appelgren, with music by the London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Bernard Haitink
The Shakespeare Sessions( Visual )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 202 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
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Shakespeare's advice to the players
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English (240)

Italian (37)

German (16)

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