In the sixth interview in The Telegraph's 30 Minute's with... audio interview series, Matthew Stadlen talks to Sir Jonathan Miller about his style of directing and updating operas and the significance of "sub-intentional actions". Sir Jonathan also talks about science, comedy, and his time spent with Dudley Moore, Alan Bennett and Peter Cook in Beyond the Fringe.
Sir Jonathan (born 21 July 1934) is a British director of opera, theatre, and film as well as a television presenter, humourist, sculptor, and medical Doctor. He ran the Old Vic Theatre and was an associate director of the Royal National Theatre.
His opera productions include his famous Mafia-styled staging of Verdi's Rigoletto. He is today perhaps known as much for being a public intellectual as he is for his directing. Stadlen is an interviewer, broadcaster, and writer. He produced and presented the BBC's Five Minutes with interview series and the BBC's documentary series On the Road with....
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The undoubtedly one of the great mind of the last 100 years. Knowledgeable on almost any topic he strike me as an expect on all things concerning the human condition.
I always am captivated by his insights, perspective and perceptiveness and the eloquence with which he shares his ideas.
I wish there was more available on audible.
Ret'd Eng Lit tutor but now love popular fiction - no more impenetrable James Joyce or Milton's "Paradise Lost", enjoyed at the time but..
He is a polymath..Good at everything he does
His wisdom is a lesson to us all.
I am not fit to comment on his genius.
No....Just a National treasure we should appreciate. Mo
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