cover image

The open door : thoughts on acting and theatre / Peter Brook.

1st ed.. New York : Parthenon Books, [1993] .
ISBN 0679428062, 9780679428060

Location Call Number Status Consortium Loan
George Washington
Gelman stacks
PN1655 .B75 1993 DUE 11-15-2017
LIB stacks
PN1655 .B75 Available Request
Mullen Library stacks
PN1655 .B75 1993 Missing
Lauinger stacks
PN1655 .B75 1993 Available Request
Subjects Acteren.
Description 147 pages ; 22 cm
Copyright Date [1993]
Notes "A Cornelia and Michael Bessie book."
Includes bibliographical references (page 147).
Summary From King Lear to the Tragedy of Carmen, from Marat/Sade to the epic Mahabharata, Peter Brook has reinvented modern theatre, not once but again and again. In this book the visionary director and theorist offers a lucid, comprehensive exposition of the philosophy that underlies his work. It is a philosophy of paradoxes: We come to the theatre to find life, but that life must be different from the life we find outside. Actors have to prepare painstakingly yet be willing to sacrifice the results of their preparation. The director's most reliable tool may be his capacity to be bored. Brook illustrates these principles with anecdotes that span his entire career and that demonstrate his familiarity with Shakespeare, Chekhov, and the indigenous theatres of India and Iran. The result is an unparalleled look at what happens both onstage and behind the scenes, fresh in its insights and elegant in its prose.
Contents The slyness of boredom -- The golden fish -- There are no secrets.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)27810502
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Brook, Peter, 1925-
Publication timeline, list of works, related names and subjects and other information


Export citation to: RefWorks