Julie Taymor

Devoted to Julie Taymor: The Goddess of the Stage!


Hello and Welcome! This page is (almost) strictly devoted to the most creative and brilliant woman alive: Julie Taymor!

Who is Julie Taymor? She is, for one, the director/costume designer/mask & puppetry maker for the Lion King on Broadway. She also wrote the lyrics for the magnificent song "Endless Night," sung by the adult Simba in Act II.

Julie has also done SO many other shows all over the world, including Indonesia, Italy, Japan, the USA, and MANY more!

Julie Taymor is amazing and brilliant and her work cannot be described by words. Thank you Julie for all of your work and brilliance, you have blessed this world with it!


Playing With Fire
Playing With Fire

by Julie Taymor & Eileen Blumenthal

This is my favorite book of all time. I'm so obsessed with it that I wrap it up in a soft white towel so nobody with "tainted" or "evil" eyes can see it. This is a documentation of all of Julie Taymor's work over the past 20 years including sketches of costume rederings, production pictures, and SO much more. For each show (musical, opera, or film) there is text about it written by Ms. Taymor herself! There is also a introduction about Julie written by Eileen Blumenthal which is great as well!

Click on the GIANT picture to go to Amazon.com to buy this book! (Here's a tip, its only $34 on Amazon [normal price= $50] so buy it and get the next day shipping and still save $5!)


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The following are the productions that Julie Taymor has worked on over the past twenty years. All information was taken from the book Playing With Fire (see above).


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Written, directed, and designed by Julie Taymor

This was produced in Java and Bali (Indonesia), 1974-75. The new version produced at the Ark Theater, NYC, and International Puppet Festival, Wahington, D.C., 1980.

"Insanity, deprivation, shamanism, progress; themes of Way of Snow." (Playing With Fire, Julie Taymor)©

There's more where that came from in Playing With Fire!


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Written, directed, and designed by Julie Taymor

This was produced in Java, Sumatra, and Bali (Indonesia), 1978-79. The new version produced at La MaMa Etc., Inc., NYC, 1981.

There's more where that came from in Playing With Fire!


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Sets, costumes, masks, and puppetry by Julie Taymor

This was produced for the New York Shakespeare Festival, 1980, 1981, 1982; aired on PBS Television, 1981.

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There's more where that came from in Playing With Fire!


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Sets, masks, and puppetry by Julie Taymor

Produced at Entermedia Theater, NYC, 1981.

There's more where that came from in Playing With Fire!


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Masks and puppetry by Julie Taymor

Produced at Center Stage, Baltimore, Maryland, 1982

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Costumes, masks, and puppetry by Julie Taymor

Produced at the American Repertory Theater, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1984; toured in Europe, Japan, and the United States.

Five Tales for the Theater by Carlo Gozzi (with The King Stag)

There's more where that came from in Playing With Fire!


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Directed, book (with David Suehsdorf), masks, and puppetry by Julie Taymor

Produced at the Castle Hill Festivl, Ipswich, Massachusettes, 1985

There's more where that came from in Playing With Fire!


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Play: Directed, adapted (with Sidney Goldfarb), masks, and puppetry by Julie Taymor
Musical: Directed, masks, puppetry, and choreography by Julie Taymor

Coproduced by American Music Theater Festival, Philadelphia, and Lincoln Center, New York City, 1986

The Transposed Heads (novella)

There's more where that came from in Playing With Fire!


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Directed, puppetry, and masks by Julie Taymor

Produced by Theatre for a New Audience at the CSC (Classic Stage Company), New York City, 1986; Shakespeare Festival Theater, Stratford, Connecticut, 1987; aired on PBS Television, "Behind the Scenes," 1993-94


The Tempest Script and Behind the Scenes with Julie Taymor

I own the video of Behind the Scenes with Julie Taymor, which is great! At only 28 minutes long, its WAY TOO SHORT!!!! WE WANT MORE!!!! WE NEEEEEED MORE!!!! This is a brilliant woman and we want more than 30 minutes with her! Geeesh! Anyway, this goes through what must go into live theatre, in this case, Taymor's wonderful production of William Shakespeare's The Tempest. Great, but WAY TOO SHORT!

There's more where that came from in Playing With Fire!


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Directed by Julie Taymor

Produced at Theatre for a New Audience, New York City, and in Beverly, Massachusetts, 1988


The Taming of the Shrew Script

There's more where that came from in Playing With Fire!


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Directed, written (with Elliot Goldenthal), sets & costumes (with G.W. Mericier), puppetry, and masks by Julie Taymor

Produced by Music-Theatre Group, New York, 1988 and 1990; at festivals in Edinburgh, Little Montreal, Jerusalem, and San Freancisco, 1990-91; by Lincoln Center Theater in association with Music-Theatre Group, New York, 1996-97


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Directed, screenplay, cast & character design by Julie Taymor

Executive producers, American Playhouse and Rebo Studio, Line Productions, Kerry Orent.

Premiered at Sundance Film Festival, Park City, Utah; aried on PBS Television, 1992

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Live opera production and film directed, masks & sculptures (technical designer, Michael Curry) by Julie Taymor

Produced by Saito Kinen Festival, Matsumoto, Japan, 1992; Film produced by Peter Gelb and Pat Jeffe, presented by Cami Video and NHK

Premiered at Sundance Film Festival, Park City, Utah, 1993; aired on PBS Television and internationally

Oedipus Rex Recording
Oedipus Rex Film; unfortunately no longer available

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Directed, costumes, masks & puppetry (with Michael Curry) by Julie Taymor

Produced by Maggio Musicale, Florence, Italy, 1993, and in Turin, 1994


The Magic Flute Recording (Die Zauberflöte) {Conducted by Karl Böhm} [All in German with English translation in the booklet]

There's more where that came from in Playing With Fire!


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Directed by Julie Taymor

Produced by Theatre for a New Audience, New York, 1994


Titus Andronicus Script

There's more where that came from in Playing With Fire!


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Directed and choreographed (with Andreas Liyepa) by Julie Taymor

Premiered in 1995, at Passiontheater, Oberammergau, Germany, and at the Kirov Opera's Mariinsky Theater, St. Petersburg, Russia; toured by the Kirov Opera to the Mikkeli Festival, Finland, 1996, and The New Israel Opera, Tel Aviv, 1998


Salome Recording

There's more where that came from in Playing With Fire!


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Directed by Julie Taymor

Premiered in 1995 at the Los Angeles Opera, and presented in a coproduction with the Hoostey Grand Opera, 1998

The Flying Dutchman Recording

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Directed, codesigned, masks, and puppetry by Julie Taymor

Produced by the Theatre for a New Audience and presented by the New 42nd Street, Inc., at the New Victory Theater, New York, 1996, and presented by the La Jolla Playhouse, California, 1996

The Green Bird Script by Carlo Gozzi
Five Tales for the Theatre by Carlo Gozzi (with The Green Bird


The Green Bird Poster (14 inches x 22 inches) and The Green Bird Magnet (yes, it's weird that I have this on this site...oh well!)

There's more where that came from in Playing With Fire!


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Directed, additional lyrics (for Endless Night), costumes, masks & puppetry (with Michael Curry) by Julie Taymor

Produced by Walt Disney, Theatrical Productions

Premiered at the New Amsterdam Theater, New York City (Broadway), in 1998 following a limited fun at the Orpheum Theater, Minneapolis. Touring in 1999 in Tokyo, Osaka, and London and in 2000 in Toronto

The Lion King: Pride Rock on Broadway (a theater book by Julie Taymor)


The Lion King on Broadway Poster With Full Cast Listed (14 inches x 22 inches), The Lion King on Broadway Original Cast Recording, The Lion King on Broadway Poster (14 inches x 22 inches)

Inkanyezi Nezazi (The Star and the Wiseman)


Shaka Zulu

Inkanyezi Nezazi and Shaka Zulu are both by Ladysmith Black Mambazo, a wonderful a capella group from South Africa. These have nothing to do with The Lion King or Julie Taymor, but are both full of beautiful African music.

There's more where that came from in Playing With Fire!


Directed and screenplay by Julie Taymor

Executive producers, Clear Blue Sky Productions, Urania Pictures, and Overseas Flimgroup. Produced by Conicha Airoldi and Julie Taymor

There's more where that came from in Playing With Fire!


Titus

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