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Subsequent Performances

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A director's brilliant inquiry into the problems--and solutions--of staging, filming, and acting classics for modern audiences. 90 black-and-white and color illustrations.
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Published October 10th 1986 by Viking Books (first published January 1st 1986)
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Sep 29, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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My Friend Kim loaned me this book because I had shared some spooky Alice in Wonderland images I found on the internet. They were from a Jonathon Miller production. "Subsequent Performances" is fascinating reading for me in the light of the discussions about fan fiction (fanfic) in the romance genre.

"Subsequent Performances" by Jonathan Miller is about the role of the director in Theatre. Published in 1986, it is a reflection on the 'afterlife' of literary work; on the relationship be
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Aug 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Jonathan Miller is my hero. What a true polymath: director, scholar, expert in art and music ... and a medial doctor specializing in neurology, to boot. He beings it all to bear here, skillfully laying out the interpretative process for staging classics. This is one of the most inspiring and energizing books I've read, and I have no idea why it took me so long to do it.
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Sir Jonathan Wolfe Miller CBE is a British theatre and opera director, author, television presenter, humorist and sculptor. Trained as a physician in the late 1950s, he first came to prominence in the 1960s with his role in the comedy review Beyond the Fringe with fellow writers and performers Peter Cook, Dudley Moore and Alan Bennett. Despite having seen few operas and not knowing how to read mus ...more