156 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.51 in
March 26, 1993
Cambridge University Press
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0521307686
ISBN - 13: 9780521307680
About the Book
This detailed study evaluates the particular qualities which typify Strehler"s work: the lyrical realism which has become the hallmark of his mature style and his gift of interpretation and production.
Table of Contents
List of illustrations; 1. Towards a theatre of humanity; 2. Strehler's style: lyrical realism; 3. Goldoni, genius at presenting life; 4. Power games: Strehler and Shakespeare; 5. Brecht stopped at Milan; 6. Lyric opera; Chronology; Notes; Select bibliography; Index.
From the Publisher
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