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Peter Brook in Conversation

Synopsis
Peter Brook talks to Mark Lawson in the Lyttelton Theatre, National Theatre about his career and his new book, The Quality of Mercy: Reflections on Shakespeare a collection of essays on his lifelong interest in interpreting Shakespeare’s words for contemporary audiences. Brook speaks at some length on the ‘absurdity’ of the authorship question and why it has become an industry and is deep-rooted in social class. He talks about the staging of King Lear, his audience with the Pope which he found a piece of great theatre, and verse speaking.
Series
Platform Recording
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
29 Apr 2013
Duration
27 mins

Credits

Contributor
Mark Lawson; Peter Brook

Additional Details

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

Online Availability

Online URL
http://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/video/peter-brook-in-conversation

Production Company

Name

National Theatre

Archive

Name

National Theatre Video Archive

Web
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Phone
020 7820 3512
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