Tip of the Tongue

Reflections on Language and Meaning

Author: Peter Brook

Publisher: Nick Hern Books

ISBN: 9781848426726

Category: Language and languages

Page: 112

View: 2724

A thoughtful and deeply personal book by master theatre-maker Peter Brook, described by the Independent as 'our greatest living theatre director'. In Tip of the Tongue, Peter Brook takes a charming, playful and wise look at topics such as the subtle, telling differences between French and English, and the many levels on which we can appreciate the works of Shakespeare. Brook also revisits his seminal concept of the 'empty space', considering how theatre - and the world - have changed over the span of his long and distinguished career. Threaded throughout with intimate and revealing stories from Brook's own life, Tip of the Tongue is a short but sparkling gift from one of the greatest artists of our time.

There Are No Secrets

Thoughts on Acting and Theatre

Author: Peter Brook

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350058483

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 128

View: 450

Peter Brook is the most consistently innovative director in Western theatre. In these three essays he returns to the concept of his first book The Empty Space and examines what that means for the life of a production. How can a company establish its own "empty space" - a rehearsal and performance environment which will encourage the actors to abandon the security of the hackneyed and release their true creativity? The potency of Brook's writing lies in his ability invest general truths with fresh vigour and to be as simple as he is profound.

The Quality of Mercy

Reflections on Shakespeare

Author: Peter Brook

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781848424104

Category:

Page: 128

View: 3911

Unique insights on England's greatest dramatist from one of the world's most influential and admired theatre directors.

The Empty Space

A Book About the Theatre: Deadly, Holy, Rough, Immediate

Author: Peter Brook

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684829576

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 141

View: 2205

Discusses four types of theatrical landscapes; the deadly theatre, the holy theatre, the rough theatre, and the immediate theatre.

Fingertip of the Tongue

Author: Sarah Rice

Publisher: Apollo Books

ISBN: 9781742589527

Category: Poetry

Page: 144

View: 9723

"No longer knowing which is sweeter / the cherry or the feel of the word in my mouth" Fingertip of the Tongue explores the texture, tone, taste, and touch of language. These are poems that feel their way through word and world with tongue and ear and fingertip. ***"In Fingertip of the Tongue we find a poetry of close observation of people and everyday objects, finding in them new and deeper implications. These poems are sometimes whimsical, sometimes deeply personal, always satisfying. Sarah Rice displays a fascination with form and a great skill in finding the startlingly apt word, the evocative insight. Hers is a poetry of mind and heart."--Ron Pretty ***"Sarah Rice writes poems of astonishing grace. To read her is to walk a hill and lose your limp and breathe your grief out among eucalypt leaves and return to your life smarter than you left it. Light and grave at once, bright with intelligence, masterfully made, and written with a musical ear, they dance ordinary days into epiphanies, suffering into wisdom, and they put a reader back inside the natural world, as if they'd never left it."--Mark Tredinnick (Series: UWAP Poetry) [Subject: Poetry]

Between Two Silences

Talking with Peter Brook

Author: Peter Brook

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350058327

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 174

View: 6643

This unusually candid volume of Brook in dialogue provides an uninhibited encounter with contemporary theatre's most influential director The result of twelve hours of spontaneous question and answer sessions, Between Two Silences shows Brook responding to points raised by students and lecturers about his work and ideas. Ranging widely over many topics, he talks about his innovative and award-winning production of The Marat/Sade, his film and stage versions of King Lear, and his nine-hour production of the Indian epic The Mahabharata. With passion and clarity he discusses acting, directing, auditions, film versus the stage, his responses to the work of other theatre figures like Grotowski and Artaud, and the multiculturalism which characterises his most recent work. Between Two Silences offers a rare insight into Brook's beliefs and thoughts on theatre, giving straightforward answers to the often complex questions which his work and writings have raised. "Brook is someone prepared to dream, take risks, fail and then try again, succeed and still try again: a genius, and a creative one." Benedict Nightingale, (Times Literary Supplement)

In Other Words

Author: Jhumpa Lahiri

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 1101875569

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 2639

National Best Seller From the best-selling author and Pulitzer Prize winner, a powerful nonfiction debut—an “honest, engaging, and very moving account of a writer searching for herself in words.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred) In Other Words is a revelation. It is at heart a love story—of a long and sometimes difficult courtship, and a passion that verges on obsession: that of a writer for another language. For Jhumpa Lahiri, that love was for Italian, which first captivated and capsized her during a trip to Florence after college. Although Lahiri studied Italian for many years afterward, true mastery always eluded her. Seeking full immersion, she decides to move to Rome with her family, for “a trial by fire, a sort of baptism” into a new language and world. There, she begins to read, and to write—initially in her journal—solely in Italian. In Other Words, an autobiographical work written in Italian, investigates the process of learning to express oneself in another language, and describes the journey of a writer seeking a new voice. Presented in a dual-language format, this is a wholly original book about exile, linguistic and otherwise, written with an intensity and clarity not seen since Vladimir Nabokov: a startling act of self-reflection and a provocative exploration of belonging and reinvention. From the Hardcover edition.

The Domain of Language

Author: Michael D. Fortescue

Publisher: Museum Tusculanum Press

ISBN: 9788772897066

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 391

View: 4875

This book is intended as counter-evidence to the perception that Linguistics is a domain of dusty schoolroom grammar. It follows that linguistics can be characterised differently than as proponents of theoretical orientations who spend their brief breaks from their bone-dry work bashing each other over the head with their different favourite abstractions. The discipline may appear to outsiders as fragmented and -- worse still -- lacking in relevance to the real world outside its gates. This book demonstrates that Linguistics, in all its varied branches, can be entertaining as well as thought-provoking, and that its domain is indeed a coherent one despite all the internecine squabbling. In an unconventional way Michael Fortescue introduces his subject as a kind of fable with a historical moral that professional linguists, as well as students, should enjoy as a useful commentary on the state of the discipline today.

The Devil's Dictionary (or The Cynic's Wordbook: Unabridged with all the Definitions)

Author: Ambrose Bierce

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 8074843955

Category: Fiction

Page: 139

View: 6390

This carefully crafted ebook: "The Devil's Dictionary (or The Cynic's Wordbook: Unabridged with all the Definitions)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. The book is a classic satire in the form of a dictionary on which Bierce worked for decades. It was originally published in 1906 as The Cynic's Word Book before being retitled in 1911. A number of the definitions are accompanied by satiric verses, many of which are signed with comic pseudonyms. It offers reinterpretations of terms in the English language which lampoon cant and political double-talk as well as other aspects of human foolishness and frailty. The definitions provide satirical, witty and often politically pointed representations of the words that is seeks to "define". The Devil's Dictionary has inspired many imitations both in its day and more recently. Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce (1842 – 1914?) was an American satirist, critic, poet, editor and journalist. Bierce became a prolific author of short stories often humorous and sometimes bitter or macabre. His dark, sardonic views and vehemence as a critic earned him the nickname, "Bitter Bierce".

The Voice Exercise Book

A Guide to Healthy and Effective Voice Use

Author: Jeannette Nelson

Publisher: Nick Hern Books

ISBN: 9781848426542

Category:

Page: 192

View: 8994

The Head of Voice at the National Theatre shares the voice exercises she uses with many of Britain's leading actors.

Waiting for the Last Bus

Reflections on Life and Death

Author: Richard Holloway

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 1786890232

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 176

View: 1835

Where do we go when we die? Or is there nowhere to go? Is death something we can do or is it just something that happens to us? Now in his ninth decade, former Bishop of Edinburgh Richard Holloway has spent a lifetime at the bedsides of the dying, guiding countless men and women towards peaceful deaths. In The Last Bus, he presents a positive, meditative and profound exploration of the many important lessons we can learn from death: facing up to the limitations of our bodies as they falter, reflecting on our failings, and forgiving ourselves and others. But in a modern world increasingly wary of acknowledging mortality, The Last Bus is also a stirring plea to reacquaint ourselves with death. Facing and welcoming death gives us the chance to think about not only the meaning of our own life, but of life itself; and can mean the difference between ordinary sorrow and unbearable regret at the end. Radical, joyful and moving, The Last Bus is an invitation to reconsider life's greatest mystery by one of the most important and beloved religious leaders of our time.

Penny Ur's 100 Teaching Tips Google eBook

Author: Penny Ur

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316507300

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 116

View: 7870

Tried and tested teaching tips for language teachers. This practical ebook, with its clear and accessible style, will be useful to many teachers, whether trainee, novice or experienced, in a variety of contexts. It provides a set of 100 hands-on tips on 19 different areas of classroom teaching, including using a coursebook, giving and checking homework, classroom discipline, testing and assessment. The clear and concise advice is accompanied by brief explanatory notes based on the author's extensive teaching experience.

Battlefield

Author: Peter Brook,Marie-Hélène Estienne

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781848427051

Category: Mahābhārata

Page: 64

View: 6026

The internationally renowned team of Peter Brook, Marie-Helene Estienne and Jean-Claude Carriere together revisit the great Indian epic The Mahabharata 30 years after Brook's legendary production took world theatre by storm.Destruction never approaches weapon in hand. It comes slyly, on tiptoe, making you see bad in good and good in bad.The devastation of war is tearing the Bharata family apart. The new king must unravel a mystery: how can he live with himself in the face of the devastation and massacres that he has caused?An immense canvas in miniature, this central section of the ancient text is timeless and contemporary, asking how we can find inner peace in a world riven with conflict.

Language

An Introduction to the Study of Speech

Author: Edward Sapir

Publisher: Harcourt

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 258

View: 2431

A study of the sound, form, and structure of language and the way in which different languages relate to, and influence one another

The Glamour of Grammar

A Guide to the Magic and Mystery of Practical English

Author: Roy Peter Clark

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 9780316089067

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

View: 2917

Early in the history of English, the words "grammar" and "glamour" meant the same thing: the power to charm. Roy Peter Clark, author of Writing Tools, aims to put the glamour back in grammar with this fun, engaging alternative to stuffy instructionals. In this practical guide, readers will learn everything from the different parts of speech to why effective writers prefer concrete nouns and active verbs. THE GLAMOUR OF GRAMMAR gives readers all the tools they need to"live inside the language"--to take advantage of grammar to perfect their use of English, to instill meaning, and to charm through their writing. With this indispensable book, readers will come to see just how glamorous grammar can be.

The Open Door

Thoughts on Acting and Theatre

Author: Peter Brook

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781559361026

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 147

View: 7581

From King Lear to the Tragedy of Carmen, from Marat/Sade to the epic Mahabharata, Peter Brook has reinvented modern theatre, not once but again and again. In this book the visionary director and theorist offers a lucid, comprehensive exposition of the philosophy that underlies his work. It is a philosophy of paradoxes: We come to the theatre to find life, but that life must be different from the life we find outside. Actors have to prepare painstakingly yet be willing to sacrifice the results of their preparation. The director's most reliable tool may be his capacity to be bored. Brook illustrates these principles with anecdotes that span his entire career and that demonstrate his familiarity with Shakespeare, Chekhov, and the indigenous theatres of India and Iran. The result is an unparalleled look at what happens both onstage and behind the scenes, fresh in its insights and elegant in its prose.

Zip It

The Keep It Shut 40-Day Challenge

Author: Karen Ehman

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310345847

Category: Religion

Page: 256

View: 8420

Zip It empowers readers to put into action the advice and commands of Scripture concerning the tongue. The New York Times bestselling book Keep It Shut covered many topics, including anger, truth-telling, people-pleasing, our digital tongues online, and gossip. Because there are more than 3,500 verses in the Bible that relate to our words and our silence, Keep It Shut only scratched the surface of these issues. Karen Ehman now takes a deeper look and offers practical how-to’s that will inspire you use your words to build, to bless, to encourage, and to praise. Each of the forty interactive entries includes a Scripture verse focus for the day, a story or teaching point, and reflection questions with space for readers to write their answers and thoughts. Each entry ends with both a challenge that will help you carry out the directive in the verse and a prayer prompt. Rather than a traditional devotional,the entries in Zip It build upon each other, equipping you with new habits in how to, or not to, use words.

Evoking Shakespeare

Author: Peter Brook

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Drama

Page: 48

View: 1598

Evoking Shakespeare is the text of a talk given by Peter Brook in Berlin dealing with the essence of performing Shakespeare today. Based on the author's lifelong interest in interpreting Shakespeare's works for contemporary audiences, Brook's analysis is a typically illuminating and provocative take on our greatest playwright.