A Midsummer Night's Dream, Peter Brook/
Royal Shakespeare Company, 1971.
Photo: David Farrell
—Former BAM President Harvey Lichtenstein on Peter Brook's A Midsummer Night's Dream
In our last post, we told the story of globe-trotting director Peter Brook's 1973 trip to Africa to study acting techniques before putting on "The Conference of the Birds" at BAM. As a little appendix to that story, have a listen to former BAM President Harvey Lichtenstein sharing his memories of an earlier Peter Brook triumph: Brook's game-changing Royal Shakespeare Company production of A Midsummer Night's Dream, at BAM in 1971:
The complete Harvey Lichtenstein Oral History, featuring John Rockwell interviewing Harvey, is available at the BAM Hamm Archives.