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The Empty Space is a 1968 book by the British director Peter Brook examining four modes or points of view on theatre: Deadly; Holy; Rough, and Immediate.
The book is based on a series of four lectures endowed by Granada Television and delivered at Manchester, Keele, Hull, and SheffieldUniversities in England. The first lecture, on The Deadly Theatre, was delivered on 1 February 1965 at Manchester University. The lecture series helped to fund his long-planned trip to Afghanistan.
The work was considered controversial when first published in 1968 and received mixed reviews. However, it is now widely taught in higher education theatre studies courses.
The Empty Space is defined by Brook as "[A]ny space in which theatre takes place." "I can take any empty space and call it a bare stage. A man walks across this empty space whist someone else is watching him, and this is all that is needed for an act of theatre to be engaged".
Empty Space Peter Brook Award
The Empty Space Peter Brook Award is an annual prize awarded to a theatre in recognition of pioneering concepts and innovations in theatre achieved in smaller venues and inventive spaces which receive minimal or no public funding. Award categories include regional theatres and Up-and-Coming Theatre. Winners include the Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond, London (2006 and 2015), Unicorn Theatre, London (2014), the Shed at the National Theatre, London (2013), and theFinborough Theatre, London (2012, 2010).
彼得．布魯克 空的空間Peter Brook
The Open Door: Thoughts on Acting and Theatre
翻譯者的序（「好戲在後頭」）一開始就提出他對1988年翻譯本《空的空間》（The Empty Space，1968年）的糾正或重譯。不過，我認為他的翻譯過份抽象：
Yet when we talk about theatre this is not quite what we mean. Red curtains, spotlights, blank verse, laughter, darkness, these are all confusedly superimposed in a messy image covered by one all-purpose word