Everything you need to understand or teach The Empty Space by Peter Brook.
The Empty Space is composed of a series of lectures on the subject of theatre written and delivered by noted British director and producer Peter Brook in the late 1960s. The lectures explore the nature and purpose of the theatre, examine aspects of contemporary theatre production and philosophy that prevent the theatre from fulfilling its purpose most effectively, and discuss ways in which theatre might (must?) change in order for that purpose to be fully realized. Central to the author's thematic point is the contention that the fundamental reason theater exists is to awaken in an audience an understanding of the human condition they were previously unable, or unwilling, to apprehend.
Each lecture in the book examines an aspect and/or a manifestation of theatre's core function and intent, as well as ways in which contemporary theatre creation prevents both from being fully realized. At the beginning of...
The Empty Space Lesson Plans contain 148 pages of teaching material, including: