1970 Plays: P.s. Your Cat Is Dead, Rsc Production of a Midsummer Nights Dream, Accidental Death of an Anarchist, Norman, Is That You? Books LLC

ISBN: 9781155509860

Published: May 20th 2010

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70 pages


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1970 Plays: P.s. Your Cat Is Dead, Rsc Production of a Midsummer Nights Dream, Accidental Death of an Anarchist, Norman, Is That You?  by  Books LLC

1970 Plays: P.s. Your Cat Is Dead, Rsc Production of a Midsummer Nights Dream, Accidental Death of an Anarchist, Norman, Is That You? by Books LLC
May 20th 2010 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 70 pages | ISBN: 9781155509860 | 7.56 Mb

This is nonfiction commentary. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: P.s. Your Cat Is Dead, Rsc Production of a Midsummer Nights Dream,MoreThis is nonfiction commentary. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge.

Chapters: P.s. Your Cat Is Dead, Rsc Production of a Midsummer Nights Dream, Accidental Death of an Anarchist, Norman, Is That You?, Steambath, Sleuth, Childs Play, the Freedom of the City, Home, the Two of Us, Paul Sills Story Theatre, Borstal Boy, the Roses of Eyam, the Gingerbread Lady, a Bequest to the Nation, the Dirtiest Show in Town, After Magritte, Stags and Hens, Vivat Vivat Regina , Show Me Where the Good Times Are, Operation Sidewinder. Source: Wikipedia. Free updates online. Not illustrated. Excerpt: The 1970 Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) production of A Midsummer Nights Dream was directed by Peter Brook, and is often known simply as Peter Brooks Dream.

It opened in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre at Stratford-upon-Avon and then moved to the Aldwych Theatre in Londons West End in 1971. It was taken on a world tour in 1972-3. Brooks production of A Midsummer Nights Dream for the RSC is often described as one of the 20th centurys most influential productions of Shakespeare, as it rejected many traditional ideas about the staging of classic drama.

Shakespeares play is set in Athens and a fairy-inhabited forest nearby. Brooks aim was to reject the 19th-century traditions of realism and illusionism in the theatre, and focus instead on locating the play in the heightened realm of metaphor. He also wanted to liberate the play from encrusted bad tradition so that the actors could feel that they were encountering the text for the first time. As such, he avoided any realist scenery or props. Instead, the set, designed by Sally Jacobs, was a simple white box, with no ceiling and two doors.

In Stratford, black drapes were hung above the box to hide the stage machinery- on tour, Brook decided to remove them, leaving stagehands and lighting t...More: http: //booksllc.net/?id=2383640



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