The Encounter

Author: Petru Popescu
Publisher: Pushkin Press
ISBN: 178227233X
Release Date: 2016-02
Genre: Amazon River Region


The Encounter

Author: Complicite
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
ISBN: 1848425546
Release Date: 2016-02-11
Genre:

A play that traces a journey into the depths of the Amazon rainforest, incorporating innovative technology into a solo performance.

Radical Wholeness

Author: Philip Shepherd
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 9781623171773
Release Date: 2017
Genre: Philosophical anthropology

This new book by the author of New Self, New Worldshows that the primary deficiency inflicted on us by our culture is the inability to feel wholeness-in the self, the body, and the world around us. Because we have been systematically trained to numb ourselves to wholeness and to confine our attention to the boundary of the self, we live in our heads, disconnected from the body and at odds with the world. We accept that it's normal to feel fragmented, reactionary, and stale. This book is a call to action to recover wholeness and to experience a new way of being. Philip Shepherd draws from neuroscience, anthropology, physics, art, and myth-as well as his extensive work as an international embodiment expert-to explain how our culture's limitations live in the body, and to help readers transcend them. Shepherd explains that the elusive qualities that we all yearn to experience-peace, simplicity, passion, grace, connection, and clarity-arise from an experience of wholeness. He highlights how, though everything is in relationship with everything else and wholeness surrounds us, blindness to it continues to manifest in our culture and our bodies. He suggests original exercises to help us reclaim the birthright of our wholeness and to experience a new way of being. He leaves readers with a fresh, renewed way of understanding their personal lives and the problems that we face as a culture, as well as a clear sense of the way forward.

Theatre Aurality

Author: Lynne Kendrick
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137452337
Release Date: 2017-11-11
Genre: Performing Arts

This book explores the critical field of theatre sound and the sonic phenomena of theatre. It draws together a wide range of related topics, including sound design and sonic sonographies, voice as a performance of sound, listening as auditory performance, and audience as resonance. It explores radical forms of sonic performance and our engagement in it, from the creation of sonic subjectivities to noise as a politics of sound. The introductory chapters trace the innate aurality of theatre and the history of sound effects and design, while also interrogating why the art of theatre sound was delayed and underrepresented in philosophy as well as theatre and performance theory. Subsequent chapters explore the emergence of aurally engaged theatre practice and focus on examples of contemporary sound in and as theatre, including theatre in the dark, headphone theatre and immersive theatre, amongst others, through theories of perception and philosophies of listening, vocality, sonority and noise.

Ecologies of Precarity in Twenty First Century Theatre

Author: Marissia Fragkou
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781474267151
Release Date: 2018-09-06
Genre: Performing Arts

Presenting a rigorous critical investigation of the reinvigoration of the political in contemporary British theatre, Ecologies of Precarity in Twenty-First Century Theatre provides a fresh understanding of how theatre has engaged with precarity, affect, risk, intimacy, care and relationality in recent times. The study makes a compelling case for reading precarity as a 'sticky' theatrical trope which carries the potential to re-animate our understanding of identity politics and responsibility for the lives of Others in an age of uncertainty. Approaching precarity as an ecology cutting across various practices, themes and aesthetics, the book features a comprehensive selection of theatre examples staged in the UK since the 1990s. Works by debbie tucker green, Alistair McDowall, Complicite, Simon Stephens, Stan's Cafe, Mike Bartlett, Caryl Churchill, The Paper Birds, and Belarus Free Theatre are put in dialogue with interdisciplinary feminist vocabularies developed by Judith Butler, Sara Ahmed, Lauren Berlant and Isabell Lorey. In focusing on areas such as children and youth at risk, human rights, environmental ethics and the politics of debt, the study makes a vital contribution to the burgeoning field of politics and theatre in the 21st century.

In Other Words

Author: Roberta Fernández
Publisher: Arte Publico Press
ISBN: UTEXAS:059173020680220
Release Date: 1994-01
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Gathers poetry, essays, fiction, and drama by American Latinas

Almost Adam

Author: Petru Popescu
Publisher: William Morrow & Company
ISBN: 0688148638
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Fiction

Ken Lauder, an American paleoanthropologist, discovers a boy in Kenya who may be "the missing link," but must evade Bodibo, a poacher, and Cyril Anderson, an unscrupulous anthropologist eager to steal his discovery

Best Books for Public Libraries

Author: Steven Arozena
Publisher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated
ISBN: UOM:39015028489402
Release Date: 1992-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

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