Conference of the Birds is John Heilpern's true story of an extraordinary journey. In December 1972, the director Peter Brook and an international troupe of actors (Helen Mirren and Yoshi Oida among them) left their Paris base to emerge again in the Sahara desert. It was the start of an 8,500-mile expedition through Africa without precedent in the history of theater. Brook was in search of a new beginning that has since been revealed in all his work--from Conference of the Birds and Carmen to The Mahabharata and beyond. At the heart of John Heilpern's brilliant account of the African experiment is a story that became a search for the miraculous.
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"[O]ne of the best theatre books ever written."
-"The Financial Times
"Apart from its interest to theatre specialists, Conference of the Birds is as enthralling a piece of reportage as I have ever read."
-Irving Wardle, "The Times (London)
"The most exciting new book I have read since Robert M. Pirsig's "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance."
-Philip Toynbee, "The Observer
John Heilpern is Chief Drama Critic for The New York Observer and contributing editor to Vogue. He is the author of How Good is David Mamet, Anyway? also published this season by Routledge (see p. 000).
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