By Mark Leipacher
Sam Mendes and Simon Russell Beale have solid essentially the most profitable operating partnerships in modern theatre heritage. throughout two decades and 8 productions their collaboration has advanced, matured and retains thriving via their paintings on level; six Shakespeare and Chekhov performs shape their universal physique of labor so far.
Mark Leipacher's correspondence with Mendes and Beale and his thorough examine into archival fabric on their collaborations, bargains the reader an in depth account of the productions and, uniquely, Mendes' and Beale's personal observations on their approach to paintings and at the discoveries they made in all of the performs. How do moments of magic on level come up within the practice session room? Catching the sunshine, jam-packed with anecdotes and gemstones of information, is an imperative learn for actors, administrators, scholars and an individual who loves the theatre.
Features a foreword from Kevin Spacey, creative Director of the outdated Vic.
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Catching the Light: Sam Mendes and Simon Russell Beale - A Working Partnership by Mark Leipacher