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Playing by Ear - Reflections on Sound and Music

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Peter Brook

Published by Nick Hern Books

Playing by Ear is a just-published collection of essays from world-renowned director Peter Brook

The Collection offers his unique and personal insights into sound and music ...

From the surprising impact of Broadway musicals on his famous Midsummer Night's Dream

To the allure of applause

And on to the ultimate empty space ...

Silence

Playing by Ear is studded throughout with episodes from the author's own life and career in opera, theatre and film

It includes many of his most notable productions, intimate first-hand accounts of collaborating with leading figures is such as Truman Capote, Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh

And his reflections on musical styles and cultures from around the world

Playing by Ear is full of Brook's shafts of insight and perception, and written with his customary wit and wisdom

It is a rich companion to his earlier reflections on Shakespeare in The Quality of Mercy and on language and meaning in Tip of the Tongue

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