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(Re)telling Old Stories: Peter Brook's

(Re)telling Old Stories: Peter Brook's "Mahabharata" and Ariane Mnouchkine's "Les Atrides" / Edition 1

by Dominic Glynn


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Peter Brook and Ariane Mnouchkine are among the most important directors in recent theatre history.
This book focuses on two of their landmark productions, Mahabharata (1985) and Les Atrides (1992–1994) respectively, in order to uncover parallel methodologies in the transfer of ancient mythological narratives to the contemporary French stage.
It investigates audiences’ relationship with these works re-told, questioning their/our relationship to heritage, at a time when marketing departments and politicians re-hash the same old stories to cajole would-be consumers and voters.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9782875742599
Publisher: Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date: 04/29/2015
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 5.91(w) x 8.86(h) x (d)

About the Author

Dominic Glynn trained as a director in London before completing his DPhil at the University of Oxford. He has collaborated with Olivier Cadiot, Ludovic Lagarde and Joël Pommerat amongst others, authored articles in leading journals, and taught at universities on both sides of the Channel.

Table of Contents

Contents: Comparison of Peter Brook's and Ariane Mnouchkine's theatre practices – ancient mythology on the contemporary stage – directors in action – adaptation – estrangement effects.

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