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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 )

27 editions published between 1968 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 925 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The capriciousness of lovers is the theme of this romantic and entertaining comedy, given a frolicsome rendition by the Royal Shakespeare Company
Shakespeare's advice to the players by Peter Hall( Book )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Makes watching Shakespeare or reading Shakespeare a richer experience, for audiences as well as actors."--Cover
Le nozze di Figaro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Visual )

11 editions published between 1973 and 2013 in Italian and held by 635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

6 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in English and held by 557 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 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jacob by Peter Hall( Visual )

15 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portrays the story of two brothers, Jacob and Esau as they fight for their father's affection and inheritance. Jacob flees and shelters with his scheming uncle, Laban, where he falls in love with Rachel, and is forced to labour for years to win her
On directing Shakespeare : interviews with contemporary directors by Ralph Berry( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 510 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
Exposed by the mask : form and language in drama by Peter Hall( Book )

16 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 509 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
L'incoronazione di Poppea by Claudio Monteverdi( Visual )

25 editions published between 1984 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This musical drama conducted by Raymond Leppard, is in 2 acts. This is Claudio Monteverdi's last opera, written when he was 75 and often considered to be his best. The opera tells the amoral story of the Roman Emperor Nero's love affair with the scheming and seductive Poppea, here voluptuously portrayed by Maria Ewing with evil triumphing over good, while the allegorical figures from the Prologue-Fortune, Virtue and Love look on Nero, played by Dennis Baily, accompanied by London Philarmonic Orchestra & the Glyndebourne Chorus
Agamemnon by Aeschylus( Visual )

16 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in English and held by 408 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
Salome by Richard Strauss( Visual )

19 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 )

14 editions published between 1982 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 334 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 )

6 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 312 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
Albert Herring by Benjamin Britten( Visual )

22 editions published between 1985 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 301 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
Libation bearers by Aeschylus( Visual )

9 editions published between 1983 and 2004 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Orestes, Agamemnon's son, returns from exile with his friend Pylades and dedicates a lock of his hair on his father's grave. His sister Electra and the Chorus of Trojan Women come to offer libations at the tomb and in a deeply moving scene brother and sister recognize one another. They swear to avenge their father's death as directed by Apollo
Don Giovanni( Visual )

2 editions published in 1985 in Italian and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mozart's version of the Don Juan legend
Furies by Aeschylus( Visual )

8 editions published between 1983 and 2004 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this drama which concludes the Oresteia, the goddess Athena is called upon to decide whether orestes is to be punished for his murder of Clytomnestra, or whether his life should be spared, thus ending the cycle of bloody retribution
Benjamin Britten's A midsummer night's dream by Benjamin Britten( Visual )

2 editions published between 1981 and 2004 in English and held by 245 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 necessary theatre by Peter Hall( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 244 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
La traviata by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

24 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in 6 languages and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the courtesan Violetta's doomed love for a poor nobleman
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Shakespeare's advice to the players
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English (203)

Italian (59)

German (18)

Spanish (3)

French (2)

Exposed by the mask : form and language in dramaL'incoronazione di PoppeaSalomeThe camomile lawnThe necessary theatrePeter Hall directs Antony and CleopatraPower play : the life and times of Peter Hall