The Tightrope (2014)

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Peter Brook is one of the world's most respected and revolutionary directors of contemporary theatre. To help his actors achieve extraordinary performances, he has a special exercise, called "the Tightrope," which evolved over decades of experimentation and practice into a process of transformation that makes theatre real and new for actor and audience alike. In this quietly eloquent and unique film, director Simon Brook - Peter's son - reveals how the Tightrope works its dramatic alchemy. (c) First Run Features
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Documentary , Musical & Performing Arts
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Critic Reviews for The Tightrope

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (6)

"Peter Brook" evinces the how without ever bothering to address the who, what, where, when and why. Even the press notes offer scant information. Without any context, the film loses the uninitiated from the opening.

Full Review… | April 10, 2014
Los Angeles Times
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This clinical documentary will be of interest only to serious students of acting.

Full Review… | February 12, 2014
Hollywood Reporter
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The Tightrope may have started out as a nuts-and-bolts documentation of a theatrical workshop, but inevitably it becomes something much more than that -- an expression of the elation we feel when we experience theatrical magic.

Full Review… | February 7, 2014
Christian Science Monitor
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You envy his disciples, even as you may also feel a twinge of sympathy when their sincere best efforts fall short.

January 30, 2014
New York Times
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The way the tightrope works is vague, but what the exercise shows is straightforward and marvelous.

Full Review… | January 30, 2014
New York Post
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Brook offers himself as a teacher whose goal is to help his students discover brief, ephemeral moments of bliss.

Full Review… | January 28, 2014
Village Voice
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