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Evoking Shakespeare

Author: Peter Brook
Publisher: New York : Theatre Communications Group, 1999.
Series: Dramatic contexts.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Based on a talk given by Peter Brook in Berlin, Evoking Shakespeare addresses a number of essential questions about performing Shakespeare today. 'Why is Shakespeare not out of date?' 'What do we mean by Shakespeare's "genius" or "creativity" or "poetry"?' 'What, in fact, is the Shakespeare phenomenon?'" "In attempting answers to these and other questions, Brook invites us to consider the actual conditions of the  Read more...
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Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Brook
ISBN: 1559361697 9781559361699
OCLC Number: 40830170
Description: 48 pages ; 20 cm.
Series Title: Dramatic contexts.
Responsibility: Peter Brook.

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"Based on a talk given by Peter Brook in Berlin, Evoking Shakespeare addresses a number of essential questions about performing Shakespeare today. 'Why is Shakespeare not out of date?' 'What do we mean by Shakespeare's "genius" or "creativity" or "poetry"?' 'What, in fact, is the Shakespeare phenomenon?'" "In attempting answers to these and other questions, Brook invites us to consider the actual conditions of the Elizabethan theatre and the actual qualities of Shakespeare's language. The result is a provocative take on our greatest playwright by one of his most influential modern interpreters."--Jacket.

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