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By Jason Rabin In his native Britain, Brook is known as a sort of high priest of Avant-Garde Theatre, partly because so many of his projects have had an epic spiritual bent. His name is seldom printed in a British publication without a preceding qualifier like “esteemed,” “revered,” or “legendary.” His first successes in the 50’s were often iconic British productions of Shakespeare, featuring the likes of Sir Lawrence Olivier. In the 60’s he began experimenting…

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The first day of spring ushers in one of the most active months in our first season with the opening of two works from Peter Brook’s celebrated company from Paris, and Murray Abraham’s Shylock in Shakespeare’s MERCHANT OF VENICE. Peter Brook’s work hasn’t been seen in Boston since 1971, and the last time Murray Abraham performed in town was 20 years ago. This reflects one of our core missions: to bring to Boston work that…

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By Jason Rabin Not only does Bruce Myers have pretty much the most legit British stage actor pedigree there is—RADA to the RSC—he’s also rolled with legendary director Peter Brook from the earliest days of the Centre for International Theatre Research in Paris and remains a right hand man. That’s meant originating roles in the most celebrated productions of Brooks’ Theatre du Bouffes Nord and touring the world in one stage epic after another. From…

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We sat down with the Artistic Director of Elevator Repair Service and the Director of “The Select” (The Sun Also Rises), John Collins. (Source: http://www.youtube.com/)

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It seems like only yesterday that ERS was here (last July) for two weeks putting the finishing touches on their new piece: THE SELECT (The Sun Also Rises), a stage adaptation of Hemingway’s celebrated book. They were here just before heading out to premiere the work at the Royal Lyceum Theatre as part of the Edinburgh International Theatre Festival in Scotland. ERS is one of our partner theaters and we expect to be able to…

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