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Julie Taymor: Playing with Fire by Eileen Blumenthal, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. The award-winning film and theatre director Julie Taymor (US), widely known for staging the Broadway musical The Lion King, presents her original approach to. Julie Taymor, Playing with Fire: Theater, Opera, Film. closely the stage arrangement in Taymor’s design for a Passover Haggadah pageant resembles that of.

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Award-winning theater critic Eileen Blumenthal traces Taymor’s background and achievements in theater, opera, and film. Taymor is not given to theorizing or comparing herself to others.

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Julie Taymor Playing with Fire

Jonida rated it it was amazing Sep 17, There is not much deep analysis or attempt to locate Taymor within the whole spectrum of modern American theatre. Eileen BlumenthalJulie Taymor. Emily Ehrlich Inget rated it really liked it Nov 28, Nicholas Fortugno rated it really liked it May 08, AbramsSep 1, – Performing Arts – pages. She varies her texts, media, and place in the production hierarchy—sometimes working as director-designer-adapter, sometimes just being in charge of the visuals, and often serving as both director and designer.


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He demanded from his actors intellectual commitment. It’s a coffee table book. Adrean rated it it was amazing Jul 27, This richly illustrated book, the first edition of which was published before Taymor’s Broadway triumph, has now been expanded John Szostek rated it really liked it Apr 03, Sep 30, Diane added it. Brynn rated it it was amazing Jul 21, In this unique volume, award-winning writer Eileen Blumenthal traces Taymor’s theatrical apprenticeship and presents many of Taymor’s major projects in theatre, opera and film.

Julie Taymor is the two-time Tony Award winner for “The Lion King” and one of the most imaginative and respected directors working in the performing arts today.

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She lives in New York. Click for larger view View full resolution. Taymor is a theatre artist who emerges from a rigorous academic and adventurous intercultural background. Open Preview See a Problem?


Julie Taymor is the avant-garde theater magician who turned Disney’s Plying Lion King into a Broadway smash — and became the first woman to win a Tony Award for best director. Project MUSE Mission Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide.

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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Taymor played various roles, human and animal, with a great physical intensity drawing fully on her mime training. I wish I had a little fraction of her talent. What this excellent book shows most clearly is how Taymor has happily realized her ambition to be a director: Tracing her extensive plqying, this volume includes illustrations 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.

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