A Profile of Jonathan Miller by Michael Romain

By Michael Romain

From Amazon: "Jonathan Miller is likely one of the most vital administrators of theater and opera this present day. Written with Miller's complete cooperation and with entry to rehearsals, this can be the 1st e-book to discover his paintings intensive. Michael Romain examines this important profession in theater via a sequence of interviews with Miller and his collaborators. it truly is infrequent director is keen or capable of speak about his craft and rarer nonetheless to discover colleagues who can recount their impressions of rehearsals and productions. besides the fact that, in a chain of conversations with actors, conductors, designers, singers, administrators, and writers, a desirable portrait of Miller emerges. The ebook is split into 3 sections, starting with an advent that units Miller's paintings within the context of latest eu theater. half is an interview with Miller, protecting such subject matters as his profession, operating tools, issues of concept and perspectives of present theater and opera. half 3 is a suite of conversations with artists together with Zubin Mehta, Roger Norrington, Dudley Moore, Max von Sydow, Terry fingers, John Cleese, Frank Langella, Roger Daltrey and Jack Lemmon. the amount additionally incorporates a whole chronology of Miller's paintings in theater, opera, tv, and picture, together with info on impending productions, in addition to a variety of pictures from productions. Michael Romain has written literary and drama feedback for guides in Britain and the United States."

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