In contact with the Gods?

Directors talk theatre

By Maria M. Delgado and P. P. Heritage

In contact with the Gods?

Book Information

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 978-0-7190-4763-3
  • Pages: 288
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Price: £14.99
  • Published Date: October 1996
  • BIC Category: Literature & literary studies / Literary studies: c 1500 to c 1800, The arts / Theatre: individual actors & directors, ART / History / General, History of art, Literary studies: general, Literature


In 1994 the Arts Council of Great Britain brought together a number of theatre directors as part of the City of Drama celebrations. This is a collection of interviews and discussions with directors who have helped shape the development of theatre in the last 20 years. They include Peter Brook, Peter Stein, Augusto Boal, Jorge Lavelli, Lluis Pasqual, Lev Dodin, Maria Irene Fornes, Jonathan Miller, Jatinder Verma, Peter Sellars, Declan Donnellan, Ariane Mnouchkine, Ion Caramitru, Yukio Ninagawa and Robert Wilson. In addition to the art and craft of directing, there are discussions on multiculturalism; the "classical" repertoire; theatre companies and institutions; working in a foreign language; opera; Shakespeare; new technologies; the art of acting; design; international festivals; politics and aesthetics; the audience; and theatre and society. Finally, there is an epilogue by Peter Brook, Jonathan Miller and Oliver Sacks.


The list of contributors is a roll-call of the directors who have helped shape the development
of theatre in the last twenty years, including:
Augusto Boal
Peter Brook
Ion Caramitru
Declan Donnellan
Lev Dodin
Maria Irene Fornes
Jorge Lavelli
Robert Lepage
Jonathan Miller
Ariane Mnouchkine
Yukio Ninegawa
Lluis Pasqual
Peter Sellars
Peter Stein
Georgio Strehler
Jatinder Verma
Deborah Warner
Robert Wilson


Maria M. Delgado is Lecturer in English at Manchester Metropolitan University
Paul Heritage is Lecturer in Drama at the University of Manchester.

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