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The Art of Darkness: Staging the Philip Pullman Trilogy

Author: Robert Butler
Publisher: Oberon Books Ltd.
Publication Date: January 8, 2004
Format: Paperback, 118 Pages
ISBN: 1840024142

Editorial Overview

Illustrated with 50 rehearsal and production photographs and including an exclusive interview with Philip Pullman.

Oberon Books takes you behind the scenes of the most ambitious and magical theatrical event in years. The National Theatre's epic stage production of His Dark Materials.

In The Art of Darkness: Staging the Philip Pullman Trilogy, Robert Butler tells the story of this theatrical epic from first rehearsal to first night, taking the reader on a back stage journey of a production unrivalled in its narrative scope and staging. The Art of Darkness is a terrific account of how the magic of Philip Pullman's world of daemons, witches and armoured bears is created on stage in front of a live audience. A 'must have' extra for any fan of these incredible novels.


  • Interview with Philip Pullman
  • B&W;photographs taken throughout the theatre production
  • Behind the scenes exploration of the making of the National Theatre's two-part production of His Dark Materials

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