ABOUT THIS BOOK
PUBLICATION DATE: September 18, 2003
Open Circle: Peter Brook’s Theatre Environments
By (author) Andrew Todd; By (author) Jean-Guy Lecat
Peter Brook is perhaps contemporary theatre’s greatest inventor and is one of the most influential directors that Britain has ever produced. For over 30 years he has held audiences spellbound with his critically acclaimed productions. Here, Brook provides extensive material as he and his designers present the story of those years in words and pictures, describing the gestation and completion of his many works through the spaces they occupied all over the world. From France to Africa, in New York, Glasgow and Japan, Brook and his collaborators show how the spaces have shaped the cultural and political meaning of his productions. Productions discussed in the book include: “The Conference of the Birds”; “The Cherry Orchard”; “La Tragedie de Carmen”; “The Ik”; “The Mahabharata”; “The Tempest”; “Impressions de Pelleas”; “The Man Who”; and “The Tradegy of Hamlet”.