Prospero's "true Preservers": Peter Brook, Yukio Ninagawa, and Giorgio Strehler--twentieth-century Directors Approach Shakespeare's The Tempest

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University of Delaware Press, 2004 - Literary Criticism - 227 pages
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At the same time, it documents how Brook, Ninagawa, and Strehler adapted and applied African storytelling techniques, textual deconstruction, traditional Japanese art and theatrical forms, and Italian stage tradition to the performance of Shakespeare and investigates how these three directors' diverse applications to the same canonical work have contributed to the development of the modern stage director."--Jacket.
 

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Page 16 - Now would I give a thousand furlongs of sea for an acre of barren ground ; long heath, brown furze, any thing : The wills above be done ! but I would fain die a dry death.
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Arthur Horowitz is a member of the Performance Faculty in the School of Theater at the California Institute of the Arts and a visiting lecturer in the Dramatic Arts Department at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

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