Julie Taymor: Playing with Fire

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Eileen Blumenthal, Julie Taymor
Harry N. Abrams, Sep 1, 1999 - Performing Arts - 240 pages
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Julie Taymor is the avant-garde theater magician who turned Disney's The Lion King into a Broadway smash -- and became the first woman to win a Tony Award for best director. This richly illustrated book, the first edition of which was published before Taymor's Broadway triumph, has now been expanded to include The Lion King and other recent Taymor productions, including The Flying Dutchman, The Green Bird, and her forthcoming film of Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus, starring Sir Anthony Hopkins and Jessica Lange.

Award-winning theater critic Eileen Blumenthal traces Taymor's background and achievements in theater, opera, and film. Taymor herself provides notes on each of her projects, along with her original drawings for costumes and characters.j

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Blumenthal is a professor of theater arts at Rutgers Univeristy, New Brunswick, New Jersey.

Julie Taymor is the two-time Tony Award winner for "The Lion King" and one of the most imaginative and respected directors working in the performing arts today. Her work is celebrated in the art book "Playing with Fire" (Abrams) and a Bravo TV profile. She previously directed the Academy Award(R)-nominated adaptation of William Shakespeare's "Titus". She lives in New York.

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