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Memory Theatre, Edinburgh

As outlined in a previous post, I recently completed an M.Arch dissertation entitled ‘Dialogues; Architecture’s Origin in Language‘ in the in the Material masters unit at the university of Dundee. Memory Theatre was one of a series of projects which formed part of the dissertation. This project is currently being exhibited at the RIBA in London, and will be on Display at the Milk and Sugar Gallery in Liverpool during the month of February. The original submission is available to view on the RIBA President’s Medals website.

Click here, or on the image above to view the abstract and images.

Filed under: Architecture, History, Theatre

Peter Brook: an introduction

Peter Brook (1925-) may be described in many ways.

He is the erudite author of An Empty Space (1969) in which he outlined a philosophy of theatre which remains pertinent and influential today. He is the film-maker, telling the story of George Ivanovich Gurdjieff (1866?-1949), the Greek-Armenian spiritual teacher in Meetings With Remarkable Men (1979). He is the theatre director who took The Mahabarata through the African continent with a rug and a minimum of props. He is the catalyst and director of the Bouffes du Nord theatre, Paris, a historically troubled antique music-hall preserved in it’s near crumbling state, and transformed into his own ‘bricks and mortar’ manifesto. He is the practitioner influenced by the experimental and provocative theatre of Jerzy Grotowski (1933-1999), Bertolt Brecht (1898-1956) and Antonin Artaud (1896-1948).

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Filed under: Theatre