Peter Brook has died at the age of 97 (AFP via Getty Images)Legendary theatre director Peter Brook has died at the age of 97. Brook was best known for his production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream which was performed in a white cube. Downton Abbey actor, Peter Egan paid tribute to the theatre director, saying: “A giant, a genius and the greatest theatre director has gone.”A giant, a genius and the greatest theatre director has gone. Peter Brook, influential theatre visionary, dies aged 97 https://t.co/yH7hfCFUwY — Peter Egan (@PeterEgan6) July 3, 2022He later attended Magdalen College, Oxford, and then directed the opera, Salome at the Royal Opera House. In 1970, he also directed Sir Patrick Stewart and Sir Ben Kingsley in his 1970 production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
July 03, 2022 17:12 UTC
Indian authorities have blocked a Pulitzer prize-winning Kashmiri photojournalist from taking a flight to Paris where she was to take part in a book launch and photography exhibition displaying her photos from Kashmir. Mattoo shared the Pulitzer prize in May in the feature photography category with three other photographers from the agency for the group’s photographic coverage of the Covid-19 pandemic in India. The New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists said travel bans werepart of a “systematic pattern of harassment against Kashmiri journalists, who have increasingly faced arbitrary arrest, frivolous legal cases, threats, physical attacks, and raids since August 2019”. At least three Kashmiri journalists working for the international media have been stopped by Indian authorities from flying abroad in recent years. “The Indian government may say the decision is motivated by national security concerns but it is more reflective of national insecurity.
July 03, 2022 16:15 UTC
By Annie Dabb • 03 July 2022 • 16:40Image - Adele: Cubankite/Shutterstock.comGuesting on BBC Radio 6 music’s Desert Island Discs on 3rd July 2022, singer songwriter phenomenon Adele admits she experienced extreme guilt over cancelled Las Vegas residency last January. The last-minute cancellation was devastating for fans who had paid thousands of pounds to attend and travel to the shows. Adele announced her decision to pull out of her scheduled shows at the Colosseum in the Casears Palace Casino in a video she posted online. She described the guilt as “brutal” and that her coping mechanism was to “wait it out and just grieve it”. She also confirmed to them that she would be announcing the rescheduled US dates “very, very soon”.
July 03, 2022 15:21 UTC
When I first encountered Peter Brook, in 2010, he was not so much hero as legend: guru, shaman, magus, maestro. But Brook’s ability to conjure a gleaming theatrical image – collaborating since the mid-1970s with his trusted lieutenant, Marie-Hélène Estienne – was unparalleled. Virgile Frannais and William Nadylam in Peter Brook’s production of A Magic Flute at the Barbican. But for anyone to maintain a 70-year-plus career in the theatre, let alone one that changed directions as often as Brook’s did, is astonishing. They helped change the face – and faces – of theatre for good, and infuse inward-facing British theatre with a sense of continental elan.
July 03, 2022 14:52 UTC
Martina Navratilova was absent from Wimbledon’s centenary celebrations on Sunday after testing positive for coronavirus in the morning. The greatest Wimbledon singles champion in history was due to attend SW19 as a Royal Box guest alongside other tennis legends, including Billie Jean King and Rod Laver, as part of the 100th anniversary of Centre Court. Navratilova, 65, said she was “gutted” to miss the special occasion with her friend JK Rowling, who was due to attend with the American tennis star. Former tennis champion John McEnroe and the BBC’s Sue Barker presented the ceremony on court to mark the anniversary, which included a surprise appearance by a singing Cliff Richard. The star sung “Summer Holiday” to a delighted crowd in a nod to one of the most memorable moments in The Championships’ history - when he serenaded Centre Court with the tune during a lengthy rain delay in 1996.
July 03, 2022 14:45 UTC
Mickey Mouse and the Disney brand are all but tied at the hip at this point. The Guardian pointed out that Mickey Mouse’ copyright with Disney expires in 2024. Any animator, director, or creative personnel can use Mickey Mouse’ likeness and not get in trouble with Disney. Mickey Mouse could soon leave Disney as 95-year copyright expiry nears https://t.co/LIFiZpycWQ — Guardian Film (@guardianfilm) July 3, 2022To put it in sports terms, Mickey Mouse will essentially become a free agent by the year 2024. “You can use the Mickey Mouse character as it was originally created to create your own Mickey Mouse stories or stories with this character.
July 03, 2022 14:26 UTC
Director dies: Peter Brook's career spanned eight decades and led to two Tony Awards and a pair of Emmy Awards. (Juan Manuel Serrano Arce/Getty Images)Peter Brook, the British-born director whose creative stage work across eight decades touched both sides of the Atlantic, died Saturday. Brook won Tony Awards and Emmy Awards, but is best known for his directing of Broadway plays such as “Marat/Sade,” “Irma La Douce” and “The Mahabarata,” Variety reported. Peter Brook, Tony-Winning Theater Director, Dies at 97 https://t.co/cf8An46i8c — Variety (@Variety) July 3, 2022“Peter is the quester,” the director Peter Hall once said. He won Tony Awards in 1966 and 1971 for “Marat/Sade” and Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” respectively.
July 03, 2022 14:08 UTC
Gary Stevenson became a multimillionaire by “betting inequality was going to destroy our economy and make the poorest in society even poorer”. “I was making more money than I could ever imagine,” Stevenson says from his flat in Limehouse, overlooking the Citi tower he once worked in. “But it wasn’t right.”He adds: “I made the money by betting on what is a fucking disaster, right? These families have hundreds of millions of pounds, and money makes money so it’s just going up and up. “Of course they don’t know what’s happening.
July 03, 2022 14:05 UTC
At this point, Mickey Mouse and the Disney brand are practically inseparable. Since the company’s founding in the 1920s, the recognizable cartoon character has been associated with the multinational media conglomerate. That indicates that the recognizable character is now in the public domain and can be used by anyone. Any animator, director, or member of the creative team is free to use Mickey Mouse’s likeness without Disney objecting. “You can create your own Mickey Mouse stories or stories with this character by using the Mickey Mouse character as it was originally intended.
July 03, 2022 13:53 UTC
Tennis superfans who camp overnight for entry to Wimbledon have said making the famous queue partly virtual next year is “a disastrous idea”. The All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) has said it is considering making its queue for on-the-day premium tickets partly digital after a marked dip in attendance this year. The Wimbledon queue on day seven of the championships (James Manning/PA)Veteran fans who were in the queue on Sunday morning opposed the idea of a virtual queue in any form, saying it would detract from the atmosphere and allow people to claim tickets easily only to drop them later. “In the queue, the first 500 get the Centre Court, whereas if it’s virtual, they could just not turn up on the day. On the idea of a virtual queue, he said: “I would say it would be a disastrous idea, because this is community, this is the tennis community.
July 03, 2022 13:50 UTC
AdvertisementBIRMINGHAM: Indian captain Rohit Sharma is finally out of isolation after having tested negative for COVID-19 and will now be available for the opening game of the white-ball series against England in Southampton on July 7. The 35-year-old all-format captain missed out on playing the rescheduled fifth Test against England as he tested positive on the second day of the four-day warm-up game against Leicestershire. “Yes, Rohit has tested negative and as per medical protocols is now out of quarantine. However, he is not playing today’s T20 warm-up game against Northamptonshire as he will need some recovery time and training ahead of first T20I,” a senior BCCI official told PTI. If you are the owner of the content and do not want us to publish your materials, please contact us by email – [email protected] .
July 03, 2022 13:32 UTC
Yeah, that’s now turned into ‘tax the childless adults’…Paul Morland made a series of increasingly unhinged suggestions during a Q&A with the flagship publication. He argues that a ‘negative child benefit’ should be created to help ensure there are enough resources for future generations. Just get a load of this, would you…“We should introduce a negative child benefit for those who do not have offspring. This may seem unfair, but it recognises that we all rely on there being a next generation – and that’s something everyone should contribute to.” Paul MorlandWhy is a childless tax even being suggested? Brits told to follow the lead of Boris Johnson…Morland doesn’t just want a negative child benefit, though.
July 03, 2022 13:15 UTC
“Magnus, Magnus,” they chant. He speeds up the Côte de Koldingvej, the first climb of the day. A Frenchman closing in on winning Le Tour itself would struggle to be greeted with such raptures. There’s no such thing as a safe day on the Tour de France. Barring a highly improbable turn of events, 36 years of French frustration in the men’s Tour is about to become 37.
July 03, 2022 13:06 UTC
Freedom songs and freedom singing reached new heights during the Albany Movement. After talking with SNCC executive secretary James Forman, he formed the original SNCC Freedom Singers to sing movement songs to audiences across the nation. Seeger suggested The Freedom Singers as a touring group to the SNCC executive secretary James Forman as a way to fuel future campaigns. She spent a semester at Spelman College in Atlanta before joining SNCC’s newly-formed Freedom Singers in 1962. The Freedom Singers toured the country to raise money for SNCC projects in the Deep South.
July 03, 2022 13:03 UTC