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Peter Brook: the theatrical innovator
A documentary report showing how director Peter Brook has experimented with theatre throughout his career. Beginning with Shakespeare, we learn how Brook revolutionised modern British theatre, with his radical staging of The Tempest in 1957 and with his production of A Midsummer Night's Dream in 1970. We then see how Brook was inspired by Anton Artuad's Theatre of Cruelty, followed by his experimental work in Paris with an international, multicultural cast of actors for new audiences. Brook travelled to many countries with this cast and discovered that theatre could transcend cultural barriers. Brook also talks about the relationship between actors and the audience and the meaning and possibilities of theatre.
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