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Giorgio Strehler : Directors in Perspective - David C. Hirst

Giorgio Strehler

Directors in Perspective

By: David C. Hirst, C. D. Innes (Editor)

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Published: 26th March 1993
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This is the first book in English on Italy's leading director, Giorgio Strehler. For the past half century, Strehler has been an influential and integral part of European theatrical life as founder of Italy's leading repertory theater, the Piccolo Teatro in Milan, director of the Paris-based Theatre de l'Europe, and through his opera and theater productions. This detailed study evaluates the particular qualities that typify Strehler's work: the lyrical realism that has become the hallmark of his mature style and his gift of interpretation and production. Hirst traces this unique style through Strehler's development and analyzes his productions of Goldoni, Shakespeare, Brecht and Verdi among others.

"David L. Hirst's wholehearted enthusiasm for the work of Giorgio Strehler is infectious." Essays in Theatre

List of illustrations
Towards a theatre of humanity
Strehler's style: lyrical realism
Goldoni, genius at presenting life
Power games: Strehler and Shakespeare
Brecht stopped at Milan
Lyric opera
Chronology
Notes
Select bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780521307680
ISBN-10: 0521307686
Series: Directors in Perspective
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 156
Published: 26th March 1993
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.4