Fragments brings together five little known short plays by the greatest theatre poet since Aeschylus:
Rough for Theatre I
Act Without Words II
Come and Go
Peter Brook's sinuous stripped back productions reveal all the angry warmth of this dark, despairing, life- celebrating humanist. They will be performed in English and will demonstrate what Brook believes to be the bedrock of theatre: the purity of the text and the undiluted power of acting.
Actors are Marcello Magni, Jozef Houben and Kathryn Hunter.
Samuel Beckett (1906 - 1989) Irish dramatist, novelist and poet was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1969. Other theatrical works include Waiting for Godot, Endgame and Happy Days.
Peter Brook has directed over 70 productions in London, Paris and New York. In 1971 he founded the International Centre for Theatre Research in Paris and, in 1974, opened its permanent base in the Bouffes du Nord Theatre where he has directed many productions including Sizwe Banzi is Dead recently at the Barbican. Brook has directed opera for Covent Garden, the Metropolitan Opera House, New York and the Aix en Provence Festival. Films include Lord of the Flies, Marat/Sade, King Lear and Meetings with Remarkable Men.
Actor, director, movement director and theatre teacher Marcello Magni co-founded Complicite and has worked extensively with director, writer and performer Jozef Houben (A Minute Too Late, Out of a House Walked a Man) and Kathryn Hunter at the RSC, The Globe, National Theatre and around the world.
Following its run, this co-production with the Young Vic will embark on an international tour taking in Europe, USA and China.