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Peter Brook

Synopsis
Radio talk series. Presenter Gerald Pratley gives an introduction to Peter Brook’s career. There are extracts from a lecture Brook gave in Paris on the aesthetics of cinema and theatre speaking of the danger of artificiality if the director is victimised by style. Anti-style, as perfected by Godard and Shakespeare, is (for Brook) essential for any good effects. In his own productions, Brook combines mythical and natural elements. He cites LORD OF THE FLIES as an example and describes it in detail. Brook says that excessive preoccupation with perfection is destructive. He explains the Elizabethan approach to art and Shakespeare’s term "rough magic". His artistic criterion is only that of force and clarity in his statement.
Series
Voices
Language
English
Country
Canada
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
5 May 1966 (Channel: CBC Radio)
Duration
30 mins

Credits

Producer
Gerald Pratley
Contributor
Gerald Pratley; Peter Brook

Additional Details

Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Brook, Peter (1925-); Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Production Company

Name

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Archive

Name

Library and Archives Canada

Web
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Phone
(613) 996-5115
Fax
(613) 996-6274
Address
395 Wellington Street
Ottawa
ON K11 ON4
Canada

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