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Books: Staging the Screen – The Use of Film and Video in Theatre

The use of film and video is commonplace in contemporary theatre, viewed by some as contaminating theatre’s ‘liveness’, by others as inevitable and desirable. After tracing the history of current approaches back to early practitioners such as Méliès, Painlévé and Piscator, Staging the Screen explores in detail recent productions by Svoboda, the Wooster Group, Forkbeard Fantasy, Forced Entertainment, Station House Opera, and Lepage. It charts the impact of developing technologies and addresses critical issues raised by multi-media and intermedia work. Staging the Screen: The Use of Film and Video in Theatre by: Greg Giesekam Table of Contents: Introduction: Contamination or Remediation? European Pioneers: Magic vs. Realism Polysceicness: Josef Svoboda and Laterna Magika Po...

In Performance: The Wooster Group’s Hamlet (New York)

The Wooster Group HAMLET coming to The Performing Garage, October 24ˆNovember 11 The Wooster Group is shooting a video of HAMLET at The Performing Garage, and we’re opening up the doors at night for public performances. Seating is limited. Tickets are on sale NOW. Buy tickets » General admission tickets are $25, reserved seats are $45, and patron tickets are $100 and $250. A limited number of $25 rush tickets will be held for each performance and sold one hour before the show at the door of The Performing Garage. In The Wooster Group’s HAMLET, Shakespeare’s classic tragedy is re-imagined by remixing and repurposing Richard Burton’s 1964 Broadway production, directed by John Gielgud. The Burton production was recorded in live performance from 17 camera angles and edi...

In Performance: The Wooster Group & New York City Players Early Plays (NYC)

Early Plays The Wooster Group New York City Players based on the Glencairn Plays by Eugene O’Neill Adapted and Directed by Richard Maxwell Produced by The Wooster Group  Feb 15 – March 11, 2012 St. Ann’s Warehouse 38 Water Street (dumbo)Brooklyn, NYC Tickets start at $22 The Wooster Group has invited Richard Maxwell of New York City Players to direct Eugene O’Neill’s early “Glencairn” plays—Bound East for Cardiff (1914), The Long Voyage Home (1917) and The Moon of the Caribbees (1918).  Early Plays takes O’Neill’s tales of sailors on and off the ocean as a base to explore themes of longing and eternity. Dark episodes showing the underside of turn-of-the-century maritime life—brawls, dances and carousing—are staged with a quotidian grace allowing these simple stories to resonate...

In Performance: The Wooster Group’s VIEUX CARRÉ in France

The Wooster Group’s  VIEUX CARRÉ in France The Wooster Group is currently touring Tennessee Williams’ VIEUX CARRÉ in France. [singlepic id=247 w= h= float=left]Like Williams’ first big success The Glass Menagerie, Vieux Carré is a “memory play,” narrated by the author himself in minimal disguise. In it Williams revisits the squalid rooming house that was his first home in New Orleans during the Great Depression, and remembers his artistic and sexual awakening there. Other inhabitants of the house swirl up out of the writer’s mind as archetypal Williams characters, longing for release, haunted by thwarted dreams, crippled by intense sensitivity. For this piece, The Wooster Group has forged a new mode of expression for Williams’ lyric voice, borrowin...