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Death, The One and The Art of Theatre
     

Death, The One and The Art of Theatre

by Howard Barker, Barker Howard
 

ISBN-10: 0415349877

ISBN-13: 9780415349871

Pub. Date: 12/01/2004

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Death, The One and the Art of Theatre is the latest collection of Barkers distinctive and revelatory philosophical musings on theatre. It is a stunning array of speculations, deductions, prose poems and poetic aperçus that casts a unique and unflinching light on the nature of tragedy, eroticism, love and theatre. Exploring the juncture between

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Death, The One and the Art of Theatre is the latest collection of Barkers distinctive and revelatory philosophical musings on theatre. It is a stunning array of speculations, deductions, prose poems and poetic aperçus that casts a unique and unflinching light on the nature of tragedy, eroticism, love and theatre. Exploring the juncture between aesthetics and metaphysics, the book looks at the human experience of love and death as life at its most intrinsically theatrical.

Howard Barker is an internationally renowned playwright whose works are regularly produced throughout Europe and the US. He is widely known for his controversial explorations into contemporary tragedy and his anti-Brechtian focus on the irrational and the catastrophic. He is often credited as a major influence on the generation of playwrights that includes Sarah Kane.

Death, The One and the Art of the Theatre is a profoundly unsettling and inspiring piece of writing and extends the challenge to orthodox morality that Barker first presented in Arguments for a Theatre, a challenge he describes as men and womens secret longing for the incomprehensible nature of pain.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415349871
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/01/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 7.75(h) x 0.40(d)

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