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Peter Brook Quotes: It takes a long while for a director to cease thinking in terms of the result he desires and instead concentrate on discovering the source of energy in the actor from which true impulses arise.
         

It takes a long while for a director to cease thinking in terms of the result he desires and instead concentrate on discovering the source of energy in the actor from which true impulses arise.


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I can take any empty space and call it a bare stage. A man walks across this empty space, whilst someone else is watching him, and this is all that is needed for an act of theatre to be engaged.

I can take any empty space and call it a bare stage. A man walks across this empty space, whilst someone else is watching him, and this is all that is needed for an act of theatre to be engaged.



A stage space has two rules: (1) Anything can happen and (2) Something must happen.

A stage space has two rules: (1) Anything can happen and (2) Something must happen.



Drama is exposure; it is confrontation; it is contradiction and it leads to analysis, construction, recognition and eventually to an awakening of understanding.

Drama is exposure; it is confrontation; it is contradiction and it leads to analysis, construction, recognition and eventually to an awakening of understanding.



The work of rehearsal is looking for meaning and then making it meaningful.

The work of rehearsal is looking for meaning and then making it meaningful.



The work of a director can be summed up in two very simple words. Why and How.

The work of a director can be summed up in two very simple words. Why and How.



Nothing in theatre has any meaning before or after. Meaning is now.

Nothing in theatre has any meaning before or after. Meaning is now.



A word does not start as a word – it is an end product which begins as an impulse, stimulated by attitude and behaviour which dictates the need for expression.

A word does not start as a word – it is an end product which begins as an impulse, stimulated by attitude and behaviour which dictates the need for expression.



The closeness of reality and the distance of myth, because if there is no distance you aren't amazed, and if there is no closeness you aren't moved.

The closeness of reality and the distance of myth, because if there is no distance you aren't amazed, and if there is no closeness you aren't moved.



In the theatre, every form once born is mortal; every form must be reconceived, and its new conception will bear the marks of all the influences that surround it.

In the theatre, every form once born is mortal; every form must be reconceived, and its new conception will bear the marks of all the influences that surround it.



I can take any empty space and call it a bare stage.

I can take any empty space and call it a bare stage.





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