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Britain is no longer a country for & says “Farewell” to director/designer Bill Mitchell

Bill, theatre director/designer, who has died at the age of 65, recalled in 2012 that : “The name ‘landscape theatre’ came out of almost a joke” when he was “outside directing a piece on a cliff” and one of the participants appeared dragging “stones on a piece of corrugated iron right across this landscape on the coast of Cornwall and somebody said : “What d’you call this work ?” To which he replied : “Landscape theatre” and “it stuck.”

Source: Britain is no country for old men: Britain is no longer a country for and says “Farewell” to the scarce old Father of ‘Landscape Theatre’ and creator of ‘WildWorks’, Bill Mitchell

N.B. I’m not currently responding to comments because of ill-health but I much appreciate them.

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2 comments on “Britain is no longer a country for & says “Farewell” to director/designer Bill Mitchell

  1. hitandrun1964
    04/19/2017

    I hope you feel better soon.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. beetleypete
    04/20/2017

    An inspiring designer indeed, and a great loss to the theatrical community.
    Best wishes, Pete. x

    Liked by 1 person

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