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TFN Video Blog - Artisha: Peter Brook's "Love is My Sin"

TFN Video Blog - Artisha: Peter Brook's "Love is My Sin"

This is Artisha Mann for Theater Fanatic and I have a theater story for you. I'm from a small town so I never was introduced to off Broadway, but it's amazing, I mean, I love it. Some off the best theater comes from off Broadway and off off Broadway. A good friend of mine, he's a theater fanatic as well, and he told me about the show, and he was like, "Peter Brook! Peter Brook!" and I'm like "Peter Brook? Like, who's Peter Brook?" He was like "You've got to go see it, like, it's life-changing for you." And I'm like "Okay, I'll see, I'll see." 'Cause I'm a really harsh critic when it comes to theater. And he was right ? one hundred percent correct. It was amazing. It was starring Natasha Parry, and Matthew [sic] Pennington, and they were amazing. They had two chairs on a stage and it was four sequences, 31 sonnets from Shakespeare's' 154 sonnets and he made a love story out of it. It was so simple, I mean, it was the best thing I've ever seen in my life and I remember thinking this man could take, like, a spoon and a rubber band put it together on stage and make a 50-minute show, and it would be amazing. He just turned my whole perspective about Shakespeare around. I didn't really like Shakespeare too much, but the way that he did it was so simplistic and it was so honest the way everything ? the way he directed it ? anybody who doesn't know anything about theater or Shakespeare would be able to get something form a Peter Brook show. And that's why my experience was so significant for me, because I wasn't a big Shakespeare person but I got it. All of it. Thank you for watching. This is Artisha Mann for Theater Fanatic Network.