Any theatre work I read or research I always try to project and compare the idea behind it with the plays which impressed me. The Empty Space by Peter Brook is an creative exploration of four views of theatre Deadly, Holy, Rough, Immediate. It starts with the statement ‘I can take any empty space and call it a bare stage’ which sets the tone of the all whole material. The Deadly is the one we see most often, it is considered to be more commercial. Nowadays, it is getting hard to entertain the audience, the interest is getting down as it carries less innovation and looks old fashioned. Deadly represents mostly classic approach. Sometimes, actors are having a hard time managing rehearsals on time. Overall, great theatre rely upon on a great spectator, whilst every audience has the theatre it deserves.
On the other hand, Immediate theatre explores more deep about director – actor – audience – relationship. This is where you can get subtleties of a good collaboration – starting from design, ending up with rehearsals and final production. As well as how theatre defies rules, builds up and shatters illusions, creates lasting memories for its spectators. Eventually, when a performance is done, what remains? If the emotions and impressions lead you to sense more clearly into itself — then something magical in the mind occurs. This is something I have been lucky to experience after Derek DelGaudio’s In and Of Itself performance, directed by Frank Oz. This performance sets a bar for being a very high quality play.
“Elinor Fuchs’s Visit to a Small Planet” is a practical guide on how to start thinking about plays, how to approach those. It is done by proper questioning while witnessing the play from the very far. This is where you should start thinking about time, space, inner and outer worlds, connecting the dots, define the rules to achieve a harmony.