The loss of life on the age of 97 of the good theatre director Peter Brook has been introduced right this moment, 3 July 2022. He burst on the theatre scene on the age of 20 in 1946, coming from the Birmingham Repertory Theatre to direct Shakespeare at Stratford-upon-Avon. His manufacturing of A Midsummer Night’s Dream for the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1970 modified Shakespeare onstage for ever.
There’ll be no scarcity of tributes to him however listed below are just a few hyperlinks from The Shakespeare weblog taking a look at totally different elements of his work. Lots of hyperlinks are included to talks, movies and web sites and I haven’t had an opportunity to verify in the event that they nonetheless work so apologies in case you discover a hyperlink leads nowhere.
This one stories on a symposium I attended in 2015 on the Victoria and Albert Museum, attended by Brook himself.
Here is an examination of his 1955 manufacturing of Titus Andronicus starring Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh, that proved that this bloodthirsty play was not unstageable, and was in actual fact worthy of its place within the repertoire.
The actor Alan Howard performed Theseus and Oberon in Brook’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
This submit seems at a group of essays he wrote in 2013 on the age of 88.
In it he confirmed he by no means misplaced his admiration for the work of Shakespeare: “The uniqueness of Shakespeare is that while each production is obliged to find its own shapes and forms, the written words do not belong to the past. They are sources that can create and inhabit ever new forms… There is no limit to what we can find in Shakespeare”.