“Cut from his religious, metaphysical and transscendental roots man is lost, all his actions become senseless, absurd and useless.” (Eugene Ionesco, ‘Danis les armesde la ville’ Cahilles de la Compagnie Madeleine Rehaud-Jean-Louis Barrault. Paris, no. 20, October 1957.) From pg 23 of “Theatre of the Absurd, Esslin. JEAN-PAUL SATRE: a french philosopher, playwright, novelist, political … Continue reading Essay notes: Absurdism
Hilary Ramsen lecture part 2 From last lecture- Merce Cunningham Preoccupations with.. The body The everyday Politics Extremes and endurance Repetition Franco B. “I miss you” Ellen Dissanayake Making an action intentional – takes itto the level of art Li Binyuan, China – “Morning ablutions on the subway”, “Running naked with a cross” Tehching Hsieh, … Continue reading Performance art practitioners and examples
@ The Other Room in Porters 17 November 2015 Directed by: Angharad Lee Written by: François Pandolfo Story: A piece about the actors recording an audioplay in studio. Every actor is a character themselves, they need to present another character and through that a lot of changes are being made in the story written. Old actors … Continue reading Alex in Wuntergarten @ The Other Room
“If theatre wants to find itself needed once more, it must present everything about love, crime, war and madness” (Artaud, 1933, p. 65) We want to make theatre believable as our dreams are, to feel like something impossible could be true. (Artaud, 1933 p. 65) It is stupid to separate analytical theatre from physical shows, … Continue reading Modernism: Theatre of Cruelty by Artaud 1933
Three women, one leaves, other two whispering, the one comes back and it continues the next ones, three times. In the end they sit altogether, hold hands and support each other. Althouhg Beckett did not want this to have a meaning, we are still often thrying to “get” this, to connect the details, try to … Continue reading Samuel Beckett "Come and Go"
“A Short Organum for Theatre” 1948 in “Brecht on Theatre” The noblest feature of theare is to give pleasure. It has always been like this and should always stay like this, otherwise it’ll fall. (Brecht, 1948:3) Narrative is the soul of theatre = Aristotle “We need a type of theatre, which not only releases the … Continue reading Modernism: Brecht and The Alientation effect
While naturalism digged deep into realistic expressions and outcomes, there were several alternative movements starting to discover something different than ‘just to show real life as it is’. All these movements were slightly different from each other, yet they could be connected as MODERNISM, or at least branches or roots of modernism. WHY DID ALL … Continue reading Modernism: introduction to =isms