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Julie Taymor: Playing with Fire - Theater, Opera, Film Hardcover – 1 Nov 2007

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  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Harry N. Abrams, Inc.; 2Rev Ed edition (1 Nov. 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0810935171
  • ISBN-13: 978-0810935174
  • Product Dimensions: 26.7 x 2.5 x 28.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 531,872 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By P. O' Brien on 1 Sept. 2009
Format: Hardcover
Julie Taymor's work is beautifully illustrated in this large format book. The photography is excellent - capturing the unique atmosphere and emotionally charged mood of her work very well.

This book covers her work before the Lion King showing the long apprenticeship and expansive legacy she drew upon for that world-famous show.

When we were starting up our own puppet theatre group, we all found this book to be very inspirational and up-lifting. Julie manages to create amazingly compelling vignettes with absolute minimalism and elegance.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 25 April 2001
Format: Hardcover
This book chronicles the work of Julie Taymor, one of the most innovative and inspiring directors/designers around. If you haven't seen any of her work get this book and get to know another side to theatre. I can't recommend this enough.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
A Rare Book for a Rare Artist 27 Oct. 2001
By "stagecourt" - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
I bought this book after looking at a friend's copy, and I can say that this was one of the finest investments in my Theatre Arts library that I have ever made. This book is filled with brilliant pictures and vivid writing that will keep many in awe and almost child-like wonder at the genious of Ms. Taymore. This isn't just a book for those that appreciate theatre - I suggest it for anyone who is interested in puppetry or film, not to mention anyone who can appreciate art in general.
11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Playing with fire -- Playing with imagination 23 Jan. 2000
By mark - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
A facinating insight into the mind of one of the great contempary designers. A must have for all theatrically minded people. The book takes you through the creative process to achieving such powerful and passionfilled productions such as The Lion King. Disney would have flopped without Julie Taymor.
wonderful book 10 Jun. 2015
By F. Claudia - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
A wonderful book full of charm that explaining the work and the mind of one of the great contempary scenographer
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