The Empty Space: A Book about the Theatre: Deadly, Holy, Rough, Immediate

The Empty Space: A Book about the Theatre: Deadly, Holy, Rough, Immediate

by Peter Brook

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Overview

From director and cofounder of the Royal Shakespeare Company Peter Brook, The Empty Space is a timeless analysis of theatre from the most influential stage director of the twentieth century.

As relevant as when it was first published in 1968, groundbreaking director and cofounder of the Royal Shakespeare Company Peter Brook draws on a life in love with the stage to explore the issues facing a theatrical performance—of any scale. He describes important developments in theatre from the last century, as well as smaller scale events, from productions by Stanislavsky to the rise of Method Acting, from Brecht’s revolutionary alienation technique to the free form happenings of the 1960s, and from the different styles of such great Shakespearean actors as John Gielgud and Paul Scofield to a joyous impromptu performance in the burnt-out shell of the Hamburg Opera just after the war.

Passionate, unconventional, and fascinating, this book shows how theatre defies rules, builds and shatters illusions, and creates lasting memories for its audiences.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780684829579
Publisher: Scribner
Publication date: 12/28/1995
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 105,567
Product dimensions: 5.31(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.40(d)

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The Empty Space: A Book about the Theatre: Deadly, Holy, Rough, Immediate 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Jaques2 More than 1 year ago
A must read for any student of the theatre, and I would assume quite illuminating for an enthusiastic audience member as well.
MTO More than 1 year ago
Whether you are aspiring to or are an established professional 'The Empty Space' is a must read for actors, writers, directors.
Guest More than 1 year ago
One of the greatest and most readable books of dramatic theory available. It changed the course of theater history.
391 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book has really helped to change my perceptions on what theatre is and how it works. The Empty Space clarifies Brook's thoughts on the theatre, expanded from traditional definition, and helps to illustrate some of the visions behind this masterful director's work.
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I have not received the book. I sent the requested order number in but have not heard anything back from customer service. Please send my book. Thanks Pamela Jones
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