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    Book review: The Open Door by Peter Brook

    Review of “The Open Door” by Peter Brook “The Open Door” by Peter Brook is a nonfictional performing arts book about some of the theatre practices Brook and his production teams have encountered, as well as Brooks own thoughts on these. I read “The Open Door” in Danish, so if anything got lost in the translation, I’d be happy to hear from others who’ve read it in English. I will however, review it in English, since I know it’s available in both languages (and others too I assume). “The Open Door” and Peter Brook Peter Brook is sort of well known in my professional circles. If someone I work with…

  • Book review of The Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare
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    Book review: The Comedy of Errors

    The Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare The Comedy of Errors is a Shakespearean classic and here are my thoughts of it. I wouldn’t necessarily call it a book review as it is a play of a certain age. But as a part of the Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge, and me being a thespian, I just had to read it! Summary In short, The Comedy of Errors is a typical twin-comedy-drama and very Shakespeare. Two sets of twins are separated by a heinous storm. Two of them end up in one place, the other two somewhere else and herein lies the premise of our plot. The pairs of twins then…

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    Bookreview: “The Best Burlesque Sketches”

    As you might know, one of my passions is Burlesque as performing arts (I run Cabaresque as a part time adventure on top of my dayjob). I found myself without any actual, proper knowledge of the subject, other than having watched the movie with Cher and Christina. I figured I would need to expand my awareness a bit and thus I invested in a few books on Burlesque. “The Best Burlesque Sketches – as adapted for Sugar Babies and other Entertainments” by Ralph Allen, is one of the books I found, and here is my review of it – enjoy! Genre: Nonfiction piece/history/collection of dramatic works Okay, so I’m not quite…

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    Bookreview: Creating Worlds by Jason Warren

    Creating Worlds: How to Make Immersive Theatre (Making Theatre) by Jason Warren Genre: Non-fiction; Theatre & Performing Arts For everyone wanting to get into making immersive performance art and not ‘just’ theatre, this is a book that will guide you through Warren’s own experiences, categorized by different ways of making immersive art and different aims for outcomes. Warren introduces the book by telling the reader that it is not a rulebook or necessarily a “how-to” book, but rather provides insight into several different processes and aspects of planning and executing immersive performances. Warren tells us about failures and aha-moments, what worked and what crashed. This is what really sets this…