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Julie Taymor : playing with fire : theater, opera, film

Julie Taymor : playing with fire : theater, opera, film / Eileen Blumenthal, Julie Taymor.
Blumenthal, Eileen, 1948-
New York : Abrams, 1999.

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Taymor, Julie, 1952-
240 pages : illustrations (some color); 29 cm
  • "Julie Taymor is one of the most imaginative and provocative directors and designers working in the performing arts. Her productions range from musicals and Shakespeare plays - among them The Lion King, Juan Darien, and The Tempest - to classical operas and films - The Flying Dutchman, Oedipus Rex, Titus, and others.
  • She has collaborated with such world-renowned artists as Jessye Norman, Seiji Ozawa, and Zubin Mehta, as well as with highly respected stage and film actors, including Robert Stattel and Anthony Hopkins. Her Broadway smash The Lion King won six Tony Awards, including two for her direction and costume designs."--BOOK JACKET.
  • "In this volume, Eileen Blumenthal traces Taymor\u0027s theatrical apprenticeship: in France, where she studied mime; at Oberlin College, where she worked with the experimental director Herbert Blau; in Indonesia, where she honed her directorial skills by immersing herself in traditional dance-drama, puppetry, and mask-making and formed her own theater company, Teatr Loh; and in New York, where she has further developed her art.
  • Blumenthal then presents many of Taymor\u0027s major projects in theater, opera, and film. The numerous pictures illustrating Blumenthal\u0027s text include production photos, Taymor\u0027s sketches for characters and costumes, and shots of her in rehearsal and constructing puppets and masks."--BOOK JACKET.
Bibliography (note)
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
Julie Taymor / Eileen Blumenthal -- Way of Snow -- Tirai -- The Haggadah -- Black Elk Lives -- Savages -- The King Stag -- Liberty\u0027s Taken -- The Transposed Heads -- The Tempest -- The Taming of the Shrew -- Juan Darien -- Fool\u0027s Fire -- Oedipus Rex -- The Magic Flute -- Titus Andronicus -- Salome -- The Flying Dutchman -- The Green Bird -- The Lion King -- Titus -- Acknowledgments / Eileen Blumenthal.
  • 0810935171
  • 1881390225 (paperback)
  • 41256369
  • ocm41256369
  • SCSB-3723653
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