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Julie Taymor Playing with Fire Theater Opera Film

Eileen Blumenthal and Julie Taymor

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ISBN 10: 0810938790 / ISBN 13: 9780810938793
Published by Harry N. Abrams, 1995
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Large hardcover, 208 pages in fine condition, there is a presentation bookplate in book, was presented to a student at Roger Williams University for highest academic achievement in all course work. In this unique book tracing Taymor's threatrical apprenticeship: in France, in Indonesia, and in New York. Scores of photos and design renderings, also her own notes on each production, in which she describes how projects were conceived and carried out, plus some of the challenges encountered. A fascinating look at the creative spirit of one of today's leading directors, writers, and designers.; 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 005162

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Title: Julie Taymor Playing with Fire Theater Opera...

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

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One of the most imaginative and provocative directors and designers working today, Taymor draws on elements from the West, Indonesia, Japan, traditional theater, Asian dance-drama, puppetry, masked dance, contemporary cinema, and other performing arts to bring her extraordinary theatrical hybrids to life. Tracing her extensive career, this volume includes 195 illustrations, 110 in color, as well as Taymor's personal production notes.


To a mainstream theater world startled by the design and staging brilliance of The Lion King, Julie Taymor seems to have landed like a meteor. But as this handsome coffee-table volume attests, she's been a master of masks and puppets for 20 years, spending most of that time creating idiosyncratic visions in fringe theaters. But all of the elements have been brewing: the mythic puppets in Way of Snow, grotesque masks in The King's Stag, and the human/animal connection in Juan Darien are all evidence of Taymor's talent. Consider Playing with Fire to be her playbook for future endeavors.

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