Peter Greenaway — Prospero’s Books

300,00 kr.

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Prospero’s Books a Film of Shakespear’s the Tempest

London: Chatto & Windus, 1991. 4to. Original wraps as issued. 168 pp. Richly illustrated. Only light edgewear to cover and some pages with thumbing (see photos) – ovrall a clean good sound copy

First edition

Peter Greenaway’s script, descriptions of the sets, action and visual effects. Illustrated with Greenaway’s own drawings. Prospero’s Books is an adaptation of William Shakespeare’s The Tempest: “Sir John Gielgud plays Prospero, the protagonist who provides the off-screen narration and the voices to the other story characters. As noted by Peter Conrad in The New York Times on 17 November 1991, Greenaway intended the film “as an homage to the actor and to his ‘mastery of illusion.’ In the film, Prospero is Shakespeare, and having rehearsed the action inside his head, speaking the lines of all the other characters, he concludes the film by sitting down to write The Tempest.” Stylistically, Prospero’s Books is narratively and cinematically innovative in its techniques, combining mime, dance, opera, and animation. Edited in Japan, the film makes extensive use of digital image manipulation (using Hi-Vision video inserts and the Quantel Paintbox system), often overlaying multiple moving and still pictures with animations. Michael Nyman composed the musical score and Karine Saporta choreographed the dance. The film is also notable for its extensive use of nudity, reminiscent of Renaissance paintings of mythological characters. The nude actors and extras represent a cross-section of male and female humanity”

Peter Greenaway — Prospero's Books

300,00 kr.

In stock