Julie Taymor on the art of spectacle in theatre
Julie Taymor knows how to create a spectacle. The theatre and film director, known for her stunning stage production of The Lion King, joins to Shad discuss her visually splendid style.
"I think that the spectacle has been made to feel second place to the words, by people who are reared on, or only studied, literally, plays, and not the art of making theatre," she told Shad.
"I'm a theatre maker. I use all the elements: the words, the image, the music ... to tell the story."
WEB EXTRA | This weekend, cinemas across North America are screening the classic New York Metropolitan Opera production of Mozart's The Magic Flute, stage directed by Taymor. Browse some images from the show below.