A Midsummer Night’s Dream - Peter Brook - Ben Kingsley - Frances de la Tour - Conference - 2016 - 4K

Peter Brook is joined on stage at the British Library by original cast members Sir Ben Kingsley and Frances de la Tour and Shakespeare scholar Peter Holland to discuss his radical staging of 'A Midsummer Night’s Dream' at the RSC in 1970.

In 1970, the possibilities of Shakespeare in performance were changed forever by a radical staging of A Midsummer Night’s Dream for the RSC.

The set consisted of a brilliantly-lit white box and the actors performed circus skills and trapeze-swinging, inspired by Chinese acrobats. We are delighted to welcome its director, Peter Brook, one of the world’s greatest theatre artists, to talk about this moment in dramatic history and much more besides. He is joined by two of the original company, Frances de la Tour and Ben Kingsley, as well as Shakespeare scholar Peter Holland.

Peter Brook and associates: A Midsummer Night’s Dream - Conference Centre - The British Library - Wed 15 Jun 2016

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