Conference of the Birds: The Story of Peter Brook in Africa
Conference of the Birds is John Heilpern's true story of an extraordinary journey. In December 1972, the director Peter Brook and an international troupe of actors (Helen Mirren and Yoshi Oida among them) left their Paris base to emerge again in the Sahara desert. It was the start of an 8,500-mile expedition through Africa without precedent in the history of theater. Brook...more
Paperback, 338 pages
Published November 25th 1999 by Theatre Arts Books
(first published 1977)
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It's funny that, because there have been other books about him, Ted Hughes is listed as the top character in this book. In fact, he is a Godot-like figure who never shows up when expected, although he does send things through the mail, much as Godot sends a boy as a messenger. The book's epigraph comes from Godot, and it's appropriate, considering that so much, but so little, happens in this book, much like in Godot.