We're proud to present three exciting new releases, each published this week in a different format, by 'our greatest living director' (Independent).
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In Playing by Ear, a collection of new essays, the world-renowned director Peter Brook offers unique and personal insights into sound and music – from the surprising impact of Broadway musicals on his famous Midsummer Night's Dream, to the allure of applause, and on to the ultimate empty space: silence.

Studded throughout with episodes from Brook's own life and career in opera, theatre and film, and written with his customary wit and wisdom, it is a rich companion to his earlier reflections on Shakespeare in The Quality of Mercy and on language and meaning in Tip of the Tongue.

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To celebrate the publication of Playing by Ear, we're offering you the chance to get all three of Peter Brook's Trilogy of Reflections for just £20 (rrp £27.97) in our special bundle deal.

This limited-time offer, available through our website only, includes the paperback editions of The Quality of Mercy: Reflections on Shakespeare, Tip of the Tongue: Reflections on Language and Meaning and Playing by Ear: Reflections on Sound and Music.

Enjoy unique personal insights from one of the world's leading directors, available at a very special price.
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Available as an ebook for the first time since its original publication in 1968, The Empty Space remains a cornerstone of thinking about theatre.

An acknowledged classic of theatre writing, it sets out many of the ideas which have informed Peter Brook's lifelong work. Firmly rooted in Brook's own experience as a ceaselessly questing theatre-maker, The Empty Space continues to inspire and instruct new generations everywhere.

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Now available as an audiobook – read by leading actor Michael Pennington – The Quality of Mercy sees Peter Brook reflect on a fascinating variety of Shakespearean topics.

In this sequence of essays, Brook debates such questions as who was the man who wrote Shakespeare's plays, why Shakespeare is never out of date, and how actors should approach Shakespeare's verse. He also revisits some of the plays which he has directed with notable brilliance, such as King Lear, Titus Andronicus and, of course, A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Taken as a whole, this short but immensely wise book offers an illuminating and provocative insight into a great director's relationship with our greatest playwright. Listen to an excerpt on SoundCloud.
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