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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To some degree Taymor is unique. Brynn rated witn it was amazing Jul 21, No eBook available Amazon. She constructs her puppets, masks, and performing objects.

Rachel rated it it was amazing Feb 25, Atul Sinha rated it it was amazing Sep 08, 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.

Julie Taymor Playing with Fire

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. Blumenthal has not always been appreciative of Ms. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. But here, for the first time, I was given the background information that invariably leads to an enrichment of understanding. Pictures of in-process playnig and puppets and renderings.


Taymor herself provides notes on each of her projects, along with wit original drawings for costumes and characters. He demanded from his actors intellectual commitment.

Also featured are Taymor’s own notes on each production. Her new beatles movie is out now. Forged from a partnership between a university press and a library, Project MUSE is a trusted part of the academic and scholarly community it serves.

Taymor is a theatre artist who emerges from a rigorous academic and adventurous intercultural background. As success in one area opened up opportunities in others, Taymor was able to direct more often and to work across genres in theatre, television, opera, and film.

Apr 15, Marsha rated it really liked it Shelves: Trivia About Julie Taymor, Pla Altogether this sumptuous book offers a fascinating look at the creative sprit of one of today’s leading directors, writers and designers.

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, Tracing her extensive career, this volume includes illustrations, in color, as well as Taymor’s personal production notes.

The Muppets are popular puppetry par excellence. Tracing her extensive career, 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 fir to life.


To see tamor your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tqymor, and phone. Sarah Nietfeld rated it it was amazing Oct 19, Jake Akawayne rated it really liked it Oct 22, Sep 10, Laura rated it it was amazing. The Best Books of Taymor was well-prepared for her experiences in Indonesia later in the s. Lists with Witn Book. Return to Book Page.

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Award-winning theater critic Eileen Blumenthal traces Taymor’s background and achievements in theater, opera, and film. Adrean rated it it was amazing Jul 27, Books by Eileen Blumenthal. She lives in New York.

My library Help Advanced Book Search. Taymor has emerged from the avantgarde into the mainstream. Her productions range from musicals and Shakespeare plays to classical operas and films. She draws on an enormous pool of forms, genres, traditions.

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