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Peter Brook (Rebroadcast)

Folger Shakespeare Library: Shakespeare Unlimited

Legendary director Peter Brook died last week at the age of 97. Brook was one of theater’s most influential directors. His 1970 A Midsummer Night’s Dream is among that play’s most lauded and best-known productions. His 1968 book The Empty Space is a classic of theater writing. Over the course of his career, he directed actors including John Gielgud, Glenda Jackson, Ben Kingsley, Adrian Lester, Vivienne Leigh, Laurence Olivier, Paul Scofield, Patrick Stewart, and Frances de la Tour, and won multiple Tony and Emmy Awards, a Laurence Olivier Award, the Praemium Imperiale, and the Prix Italia. When we spoke to Brook in 2019, his new play, Why?, co-written and co-directed by longtime collaborator Marie-Hélène Estienne, was about to kick off a tour of China, Italy, and Spain, and his newest book, Playing by Ear: Reflections on Sound and Music, had just been released. Brook spoke with Barbara Bogaev about his remarkable career, his illustrious collaborators, and the process of making theater. From the Shakespeare Unlimited podcast series. This podcast episode, “My Age Is as a Lusty Winter,” was originally published December 10, 2019, and was rebroadcast July 5, 2022. © Folger Shakespeare Library. All rights reserved. It was produced under the supervision of Garland Scott and is presented with permission of rlpaulproductions, LLC, which created it for the Folger. It was edited by Gail Kern Paster. Ben Lauer is the web producer. With technical helped from Andrew Feliciano at Voice Trax West in Studio City, California, and Alan Leer at The Sound Company Studios in London.


5 Jul 2022

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Peter Brook; Gone With The Wind; new children’s laureate Joseph Coelho

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Peter Brook: we look back on the life and career of the great theatre and film director, with critic Michael Billington.Gone With the Wind was an instant bestseller when it was published in 1936 and became the most successful Hollywood film ever. In her book, The Wrath to Come, Sarah Churchwell reveals its role in American myth-making, and how it foreshadows the controversies over race, gender, white nationalism, and violence that divide American society to this day.Joseph Coelho: the performance poet, playwright and author of the young adult verse novel The Boy Lost in the Maze was today named as the new Children’s Laureate. Joseph joins Tom to discuss his desire to make poetry accessible, showcase new talent in publishing, and undertake a Library Marathon - joining a library in every local authority in the country.And Faith I Branko: the musical duo and married couple discuss their fusion of Serbian Roma influenced music, cross cultural influences and musical connection, and perform live in the Front Row studio.Presenter: Tom SutcliffeProducer: Julian May


4 Jul 2022

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In the Wings - Peter Brook Drama on One

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World renowned theatre director Peter Brook talking to John Kelly. This interview was recorded in 2007 in association with the Dublin Theatre Festival.


4 Jul 2022

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Hablemos de Peter Brook

Hablemos de…

La anfitriona Juanita habla con Cristian y Ana sobre Peter Brook.


6 Sep 2021

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"El espacio vacío" de Peter Brook

Teatro Portátil

Conoceremos sobre este libro, entrevista con Zindia Pino y Adalhiza Herrera.

1hr 7mins

21 Aug 2021

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Peter Brook : "Tout ce qui compte c'est d'être ensemble, à l'écoute"

Affaires culturelles

durée : 00:39:57 - Affaires culturelles - par : Arnaud Laporte, Marie Sorbier - En février 2021, à l'occasion de la parution du texte de sa pièce Tempest Project co-créée avec Marie-Hélène Estienne, d’après Shakespeare, aux éditions Actes Sud, Peter Brook revenait, au micro d’Arnaud Laporte, sur son parcours hors normes, ses sources d'inspiration et son processus créatif. - réalisation : Alexandre Fougeron - invités : Peter Brook metteur en scène et réalisateur


13 Aug 2021

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Mises en scène 12/17 : "Timon d'Athènes" de William Shakespeare par Peter Brook (1ère diffusion : 10/11/1974)

Les Nuits de France Culture

durée : 00:59:00 - Les Nuits de France Culture - par : Philippe Garbit - Par Guy Dumur - Avec Peter Brook (metteur en scène, acteur, réalisateur, écrivain), Jean-Claude Carrière (écrivain, scénariste, parolier, metteur en scène) et François Marthouret (acteur, metteur en scène, réalisateur)


28 Jul 2021

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Peter Brook- "El espacio vacío"

Resumen de su vida, "El espacio vacío"- Explicación


28 Jun 2021

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08/ FANFAN ESCENA. De Plauto a Shakespeare, pasando por Peter Brook


Fanfan escena repasa la agenda teatral de julio, con un comienzo en el Festival de Mérida, donde llegan los clásicos, y la versión de Golfus de Roma con Carlos Latre como protagonista. Y con una atención especial al Grec de Barcelona, con el que puede ser el último montaje de uno de los gigantes del teatro contemporáneo, Peter Brook.


28 Jun 2021

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Peter Brook's The Empty Space


Hear Shannon Wolf, of McNeese State University, talk about the 1968 book The Empty Space by British theater and film director Peter Brook.  Find some cool examples of staging from Brook's productions here and here.  With thanks to the lovely Thornton Wolf for his voice contributions! Works Cited Abebe, Mikias. "Peter Brook and Marat/Sade", WriteWork, 16 May 2005. https://www.writework.com/essay/peter-brook-and-marat-sade.  Brook, Peter. The Empty Space. Simon and Schuster, 1968. https://cdn.preterhuman.net/texts/religion.occult.new_age/occult.conspiracy.and.related/Brook,%20Peter%20-%20The%20Empty%20Space.pdf "Peter Brook 1970 Production: A Midsummer Night's Dream", Royal Shakespeare Company. https://www.rsc.org.uk/a-midsummer-nights-dream/past-productions/peter-brook-1970-production. Accessed 3 April 2021.


10 Apr 2021