Tip of the Tongue
Imprint: Nick Hern Books
Paperback, 112 pages ISBN: 9781848426726Publication Date:
14 Sep 2017
Size: 198mm x 129mm£10.99 £8.79You save £2.20 (20%)
Ebook, 112 pages ISBN: 9781780019390Publication Date:
14 Sep 2017
£10.99 £8.79You save £2.20 (20%)

Tip of the Tongue

Reflections on Language and Meaning

By Peter Brook

Paperback £10.99£8.79

Ebook £10.99£8.79

A thoughtful and deeply personal book by a master theatre-maker.

In Tip of the Tongue, Peter Brook takes a charming, playful and wise look at topics such as the subtle, telling differences between French and English, and the many levels on which we can appreciate the works of Shakespeare. Brook also revisits his seminal concept of the 'empty space', considering how theatre – and the world – have changed over the span of his long and distinguished career.

Threaded throughout with intimate and revealing stories from Brook's own life, Tip of the Tongue is a short but sparkling gift from one of the greatest artists of recent times.

Extract: read an extract from Tip of the Tongue on The Arts Desk website.

Interview: read Peter Brook interviewed by Michael Billington for The Guardian, 2 October 2017.

Podcast: Peter Brook talks to theatre journalist Michael Caines in a Times Literary Supplement podcast, 13 September 2017.

Extra Content: 'Theatre exists in the present. You can’t ignore the news’. Read an interview with Peter Brook in The Stage, 14 September 2017.

Press Quotes

'Engaging and thought-provoking… Brook is constantly enthralled but never daunted by contemplation of the art he serves, as this short work shows with grace and eloquence'

Shakespeare Survey

'A gem… like sitting down with Brook after a meal… this simple and accessible book contains insights and lessons from someone who has lived and breathed theatre for over seventy years'

Drama Magazine

'Full of aphoristic wisdom'


'Short, sweet and brimming with wise saws and modern instances'

The Stage

'Peter Brook's exploration of words, theatre and everything attached is loving and heartfelt, taking his readers on a journey through his experiences and giving meaning to what he's seen and done'

Broadway World

'Filled with wisdom… devotees will be enchanted by the great director’s latest ruminations on language and the theatre'

British Theatre Guide
Imprint: Nick Hern Books
Paperback,112 pages ISBN: 9781848426726Publication Date:
14 Sep 2017
Size: 198mm x 129mm£10.99 £8.79You save £2.20 (20%)
Ebook,112 pages ISBN: 9781780019390Publication Date:
14 Sep 2017
£10.99 £8.79You save £2.20 (20%)

Also by Peter Brook:

The Prisoner
Playing by Ear
The Empty Space
Evoking (and forgetting!) Shakespeare
The Quality of Mercy

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