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Hall, Peter 1930-2017

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

29 editions published between 1968 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 917 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 )

16 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Makes watching Shakespeare or reading Shakespeare a richer experience, for audiences as well as actors."--Cover
Agamemnon by Aeschylus( Visual )

27 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in English and held by 653 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
Stage sound by David Collison( Book )

4 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

20 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."--Jacket
On directing Shakespeare : interviews with contemporary directors by Ralph Berry( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 499 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
L'incoronazione di Poppea by Claudio Monteverdi( Visual )

7 editions published between 1984 and 2004 in Italian and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Virtue and love look on as evil triumphs in Monteverdi's operatic masterpiece
Jacob( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 376 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
The marriage of Figaro : a comic opera in 4 acts by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Visual )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in Italian and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the tale of the servant Figaro, who is about to marry the maid Susanna. Unfortunately Count Almaviva has been keeping an eye on Susanna for himself and tries to prevent this marriage with the help of Bortolo, the doctor, but is continually thwarted
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 )

7 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 309 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 )

28 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

22 editions published between 1985 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 302 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
The necessary theatre by Peter Hall( Book )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 247 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. Brilliantly adapted from Shakespeare's play, the opera follows the adventures of the four lovers and a group of naïve rustics who, in a wood on a moonstruck night, fall foul of Oberon and Tytania, the quarreling King and Queen of Fairies. In Peter Hall's remarkable staging, that very wood comes alive as logs and trees move and rustle, creating ambiguous silhouettes in the dark mysterious woodland, lit only by John Bury's wonderful rising sun and moon. Counter-tenor James Bowman plays Oberon, Ileana Cotrubas proves a majestic Tytania while baritone Curt Appelgren gives a vivid performance as Bottom. The magic web of Britten's music is brilliantly spun by the London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Bernard Haitink.--Publisher website
Furies by Aeschylus( Visual )

10 editions published between 1983 and 2004 in English and held by 236 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
Salome by Richard Strauss( Visual )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The biblical story of Salome and the fate of John the Baptist
Peter Hall's diaries : the story of a dramatic battle by Peter Hall( Book )

11 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new edition of Sir Peter Hall's Diaries with an introduction from the man himself. A fascinating read for any fan of theatre history in Britain
Making an exhibition of myself by Peter Hall( Book )

7 editions published between 1993 and 2000 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a railway worker's son who became one of the most powerful, outspoken and charismatic figures in European theatre. Sir Peter Hall has been director of the Royal Shakespeare Company, artistic director of Glyndebourne, and director of Britain's National Theatre from 1973 to 1988. He has directed over 150 productions of plays, operas and films, and now runs his own acclaimed theatre company
Peter Hall's diaries : the stories of a dramatic battle by Peter Hall( Book )

3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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English (238)

Italian (18)

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Exposed by the mask : form and language in dramaL'incoronazione di PoppeaThe camomile lawnThe necessary theatreMaking an exhibition of myselfPeter Hall directs Antony and CleopatraPower play : the life and times of Peter Hall