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The Conference of the Birds

7 Male, 6 Female

Jean-Claude Carriere & Peter Brook from Farid Uddi… Price: $8.95

This play presents you and your actors with an occasion for imagination and magic. The only suggestion of a set is a large oriental carpet ...

"The play itself is a flying carpet, gliding us aloft into a land of mystery, splendor and ritual. A nation of birds is in crisis, and urged on by one of their flock, the Hoopoe, they chart a path to find their king" ~ The Times

There are moments of farce and despair as the birds attempt to cross the seven valleys with their disturbing riddles. Some die, some drop out, while others continue their quest

At last, the survivors come into the presence of the Great One where the secret is discovered - that they themselves are the embodiment of the divine

"This exquisite piece represents the perfection of Brook's work" ~ Newsweek

"The most exciting and provoking event of the theatre season" ~ Jack Kroll of Newsweek

"This is the supreme theatrical event of the season" ~ Mel Gussow, New York Times

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