According to Sir Peter Hall, "The theatre's been dying for two thousand years, and I'm sure will continue to." In the meantime, Hall and other leading figures of the stage have continued to influence theater productions throughout the world. In this collection of interviews, twenty-seven theater artists explore issues of theater theory and practice, illuminated by their wide range of perspectives. From traditional attitudes toward theatre to more avant-garde approaches, every facet of stage performance is addressed. Taken as a whole, these interviews reveal both the strength and extraordinary mutability of theater, as expressed by some of the most honored and well-regarded names of the stage, including Julie Harris, Quentin Crisp, Spalding Gray, Martin Sherman, Karen Finley, Eddie Izzard, Alan Ayckbourn, Robert Brustein, Uta Hagen, John Lahr, Stephen Daldry, and Edward Albee.
|Publisher:||Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||7.02(w) x 9.96(h) x 0.44(d)|
About the Author
Steve Capra is a playwright, director, actor, and theatre critic. He is also chairman of The New England Theatre Conference's John Gassner Memorial Playwrighting Award Committee, as well as director of The Artists' Collaborative.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Foreword Chapter 2 Notes on Awards Chapter 3 1. Sheridan Morley Chapter 4 2. Vjachelslav Dolgachev Chapter 5 3. Peter Hall Chapter 6 4. Nicholas Barter Chapter 7 5. Julie Harris Chapter 8 6. Adrian Noble Chapter 9 7. Uta Hagen Chapter 10 8. John Lahr Chapter 11 9. Michael Shurtleff Chapter 12 10. Alan Ayckbourn Chapter 13 11. Fred Silver Chapter 14 12. Harold Prince Chapter 15 13. Robert Brustein Chapter 16 14. Edward Albee Chapter 17 15. Zerka Moreno Chapter 18 16. Stephen Daldry Chapter 19 17. Quentin Crisp Chapter 20 18. Martin Sherman Chapter 21 19. 'skar Eustis Chapter 22 20. Hilary Strong Chapter 23 21. Ellen Stewart Chapter 24 22. Joseph Chaikin Chapter 25 23. Spalding Gray Chapter 26 24. Andrei Serban Chapter 27 25. Richard Foreman Chapter 28 26. Eddie Izzard Chapter 29 27. Karen Finley Chapter 30 Index Chapter 31 About the Author