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Richard Eyre, one of the world's foremost theare directors, leads a grand tour of the twentieth century stage

The Western World saw more changes during the 20th Century than any other in its past -- and the theatre has mirrored that change in a fascinating and vivid way

In a compelling new six-part series, Sir Richard Eyre, one of the world's leading theater directors and former director of Britain's Royal National Theatre, shares his passion for the theater and his personal view of key moments of the 20th Century stage.

An epic journey, full of great tales, enormous talentsand enduring stars, Changing Stages is an exploration of the influences, inspirations, and conflicts that have shaped the course of theater through the last century. The series brings theater to life, blending evocative archive footage of many of the century's most memorable productions with first-hand testimony from the writers, actors, and directors who made them possible.

An impressive cast joins Richard Eyre, including John Geilgud and Jason Robards (each in one of his last ever interviews), Peter Brook, Caryl Churchill, Stephen Daldry, Judi Dench, David Hare, Kim Hunter, Tony Kushner, Arthur Laurents, Robert Lepage, Ian McKellan, Arthur Miller, Liam Neeson, Trevor Nunn, Harold Pinter, Sidney Poitier, Harold Prince, Luise Rainer, Stephen Rea, Vanessa Redgrave, Sam Shepard, Fiona Shaw, Stephen Sondheim, Tom Stoppard, Julie Taymor, August Wilson, George C. Wolfe and many others.






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About Richard Eyre
With more than 30 years of experience to his name, Richard Eyre is one of the world's most respected directors of stage and screen. more

Changing Stages: the book
The book CHANGING STAGES: A VIEW OF THE BRITISH AND AMERICAN THEATRE is written byRichard Eyre and Nicholas Wrightand is published by Alfred A. Knopf.


Panel discussion: An evening with Richard Eyre at New York's Public Theater
On August 20, 2001, Richard Eyre hosted a special presentation on the new directions of contemporary theatre at New York City's Public Theatre. The panel participants include Mel Gussow, theatre critic for the NEW YORK TIMES, Richard Eyre, George Wolfe, artistic director of the New York Shakespeare Festival/Public Theater, and Tony Kushner, Tony- and Pulitzer-prize-winning playwright. more