Buy Used
£0.02
+ £2.80 UK delivery
Used: Very Good | Details
Sold by owlsmart_usa
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Pages are clean and free of writing and or highlighting. Cover edges show some wear from reading and storage.
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

The Empty Space - A Book about the Theatre: Deadly, Holy, Rough, Immediate Paperback – 1 Mar 1978

4.7 out of 5 stars 23 customer reviews

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Paperback, 1 Mar 1978
£7.25 £0.02

There is a newer edition of this item:

--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
click to open popover

Special Offers and Product Promotions

Enter your mobile number below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
Getting the download link through email is temporarily not available. Please check back later.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.




Product details

  • Paperback: 141 pages
  • Publisher: Atheneum Books (1 Mar. 1978)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0689705581
  • ISBN-13: 978-0684829579
  • Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 12.7 x 21 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,892,489 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Product Description

About the Author

Peter Stephen Paul Brook CH CBE (born 21 March 1925) is a highly influential British theatrical producer and director.

During the 1950s he worked on many productions in Britain, Europe, and the USA, and in 1962 returned to Stratford-upon-Avon to join the newly established Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC). Throughout the next the 1960's he directed many ground breaking productions for the RSC before in 1970 forming The International Centre for Theatre Research in Paris.

--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Paperback
Peter Brook is one of the most influential theatre directors and practioners in modern drama. In 'The Empty Space' Brook gently guides the reader through his concept of performance, and all the elements that surround it. He explores the philosophy of what constituates a performance, and draws your attention to the potential of an empty stage. I promise you that it will ignite your imagination and make you either what to become an actor, or go see a show.
Comment 40 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
The Empty Space is a fantastic read. I read it first before I even knew how influential Brook was in the theatre world, and so I was completely unbiased. It's so enjoyable because it's a book that question you about your own impressions of theatre and challenges you to see the theatre in a whole different light. It's essential reading not just for those on a Drama course, but for those who have any interest in theatre full stop!
Comment 14 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
Easy to get into. Makes some thought provoking comments. Gives clear vision of how Peter Brook views theatre in general, and how theatre is used by practitioners and viewed by the public, and what it means to have 'vital' and 'living' theatre. Good pointers for new directors, but not in any specific sense.
Comment 10 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
this is a great book for understanding different ways of looking at drama techniques. It makes us understand why brook is as popular as he is. It also inspires good ideas of your own to try. Quite easy to understand, only a few parts which are a little difficult.
Comment 21 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Peter Brook really knows his stuff, he breaks down all the aspects of theatre into understandable chunks. Wanna know why some shows are bad? Give this a read!
Comment 5 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This is a seminal book in terms of the philosophy and practice of drama performance. It is highly recommended for anyone interested in reading what one of the top creative minds has to say about his profession. As well as being influential when it came out, this text remains vital today. I particularly like the comments about Brook's 1955 Titus, a production that reinstated the play after 300 years of neglect.
Comment 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
A great book to make you think, not the most clearly written book but as almost everyone in the world writing about modern theatre mentions it, it's sort of a must read.
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
A comprehensive study of theatre since the fifties.
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse


Feedback