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

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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 ...

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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780684829579
  • Publisher: Touchstone
  • Publication date: 12/28/1995
  • Edition description: 1st Touchstone Edition
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 133,607
  • Product dimensions: 5.31 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 14, 2012

    Book not shipped

    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.

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  • Posted June 29, 2012

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    A must read for any student of the theatre, and I would assume q

    A must read for any student of the theatre, and I would assume quite illuminating for an enthusiastic audience member as well.

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  • Posted July 4, 2009

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    Fascinating insights!

    Whether you are aspiring to or are an established professional 'The Empty Space' is a must read for actors, writers, directors.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2003

    Brook's Best

    One of the greatest and most readable books of dramatic theory available. It changed the course of theater history.

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