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Conference of the Birds

John Heilpern Price: $34.95

This is the true story of an extraordinary journey ...

In December 1972, the director Peter Brook and an international troupe of actors (Helen Mirren and Yoshi Oida among them) left their Paris base to emerge again in the Sahara desert

It was the start of an 8,500-mile expedition through Africa without precedent in the history of theatre

Brook was in search of a new beginning that has since been revealed in all his work - from The Conference of the Birds and Carmen to The Mahabharata and beyond

At the heart of John Heilpern's brilliant account of the African experiment is a story that became a search for the miraculous


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