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The Empty Space by Peter Brook
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Aug 16, 2010

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Read in October, 2009

The holy grail of theatre texts. I've read The Empty Space a few times, and on this read, I found myself really appreciating the latter half of the book, where Brook gets more into the nature of creating living theatre. Starting the book on a negative note somehow tells me things I've already learned instinctually, and I wonder now if it's the best tack to take, if it's best to draw people into the theatre world by telling them how badness abounds and what to avoid. But I can't really look at this work with a clear eye, having devote a couple years of study to it. So I will say there's useful information in here for every artist, and the stories Brook tells only enliven his message and one's dedication to immediate and rough theatre.

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