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Night Waves [19/05/2014]

Synopsis
Radio arts review programme. Peter Brook talks to Matthew Sweet about his relationship with Shakespeare following the publication ‘The Quality of Mercy Reflections on Shakespeare’, a collection of essays and speeches. Brook shares his thoughts on why Titus Andronicus is often neglected and recounts General Tito seeing his production in Belgrade with Olivier and Vivien Leigh. He comments on Olivier’s style and skill at stage and cinema acting. Brook,speaks of the enormous influence of the cinema on stage acting and the problems of working with film producers, especially Sam Spiegel in LORD OF THE FLIES. He further speaks on the question of authorship of Shakespeare and of the dangers of right-wing politics. He concludes by expressing his love of Measure for Measure and declares that he will never direct another Shakespeare play as he is "too old".
Series
Night Waves
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio; Video
Transmission details
19 May 2014 (Channel: BBC Radio 3)
Duration
45 mins

Credits

Contributor
Matthew Sweet; Peter Brook

Additional Details

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

Archive

Name

British Library Sound Archive

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