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Saturday, September 17, 2011

Harvey's Oral History: Peter Brook's Dream

A Midsummer Night's Dream, Peter Brook/
Royal Shakespeare Company, 1971.  
Photo: David Farrell
"By the end of the performance...I mean...I was in tears"

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.


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