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Play A Journal of Plays, Issue 2

Editor: Sylvan Oswald, Jordan Harrison | Reference: P3947 | ISBN: 15453235 | Type: Publication

Second issue of the journal devoted to reinventing the life of plays on the page. 

Don Juan

Artist/Author: The Sydney Front | Reference: D2313 | ISBN: 978-1-922007-31-5 | Type: DVD

The audience mingle with the performers on the performance floor, which might be a kind of soirée or Don Giovanni’s ball. In the glass cabinet. 

John Laws/Sade: a confession

Artist/Author: The Sydney Front | Reference: D2310 | ISBN: 978-1-922007-29-2 | Type: DVD

Against the background of the disembodied voice a visceral and sado-masochistic exchange between bodies makes voyeurs of its audience.  In the glass cabinet. 

Waltz

Artist/Author: The Sydney Front | Reference: D2309 | ISBN: 978-1-922007-30-8 | Type: DVD

A single row of audience members around the edge of a performance space A curtain sometimes running across it cutting the space (and the audience’s view) in two.  In glass cabinet.

Mike Pearson collection

Artist/Author: Mike Pearson | Reference: P3938 | Type: Publication

Includes: Theatre / Archaeology, The script’s not the thing, Welsh Heterotopias, and an interview with Geraldine Cousin

14-18 NOW: Contemporary arts commissions for the First World War Centenary

Editor: Angela Koo | Reference: P3932 | ISBN: 978-1788161466 | Type: Publication

A detailed look at the extensive 14-18 NOW programme, which was set up to bring a creative response to the centenary of the First World War.

Passion

Artist/Author: The Sydney Front | Reference: D2315 | ISBN: 978-1-922007-35-3 | Type: DVD

Passion takes up the theme of sacrifice that plays through all the work of the company, leading its audience into a re-enactment of the Stations of the Cross. 

In the glass cabinet. 

Niech sczezna artysci / Qu’Ils Crevent les Artistes drawings

Artist/Author: Tadeusz Kantor | Reference: P3934 | Type: Publication

Drawings, designs and sketches for Kantor's performance 'Let the Artists Die'. 

Six

Editor: WUK | Reference: P3926 | Type: Publication

WUK publication introducing programme shown between March and June 2019. In German and English.

Text-Sound Texts

Artist/Author: Richard Kostelanetz | Reference: P3944 | ISBN: 978-0688036164 | Type: Publication

Anthology of scores, scripts, instructions, diagrams and documentation of art works that are meant to be heard. 

Photocopies of God

Artist/Author: The Sydney Front | Reference: D2312 | ISBN: 978-1-922007-34-6 | Type: DVD

Presents images of a theatre struggling to move beyond the exchange of desires, beyond even the carnal itself. The performers attempt to break the endless cycle of impersonation and to submit themselves to the supreme gaze. In the glass cabinet. 

The Pornography of Performance

Artist/Author: The Sydney Front | Reference: D2311 | ISBN: 978-1-922007-33-9 | Type: DVD

A frenzied meditation on theatrical obsession, a festive overture of histrionic suffering and flapping genitalia. In the glass cabinet. 

Performing the UnNameable: Anthology of Australian Performance Texts

Editor: Karen Pearlman, Richard James Allen | Reference: P3922 | ISBN: 978-0868194202 | Type: Publication

Sheds light on a range of practices in the area of contemporary performance in Australia.

Transfigured Stages: Major Practitioners and Theatre Aesthetics in Australia

Artist/Author: Margaret Hamilton | Reference: P3923 | ISBN: 978-9042033566 | Type: Publication

Captures the excitement of a key period in the emergence of postdramatic theatre in Australia in the 1980s and 1990s.

Staging Queer Feminisms: Sexuality and Gender in Australian Performance, 2005-2015

Artist/Author: Sarah French | Reference: P3916 | ISBN: 978-1137465429 | Type: Publication

Examines sexuality, gender and race in Australia’s vibrant independent theatre and performance culture.

Part of Library of Performing Rights (P3041)

William Yang: Stories of Love and Death

Editor: Helena Grehan, Edward Scheer | Reference: P3910 | ISBN: 978-1742234601 | Type: Publication

Features images from Yang’s personal archive and explores his self-portraiture across photography, performance and documentary.

Part of Library of Performing Rights (P3041)

Sex, Suffrage & the Stage

Artist/Author: Leslie Hill | Reference: P3797 | ISBN: 978-1-137-50921-5 | Type: Publication

Provides a survey of the history of first wave feminism in British theatre, from the London premiere of Ibsen’s A Doll’s House in 1889 through the militant suffrage movement.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

Multimedia Performance

Artist/Author: Rosemary Klich, Edward Scheer | Reference: P3799 | ISBN: 978-0230574670 | Type: Publication

Provides a comprehensive overview of the development, theory and definitive characteristics of a rapidly developing and popular area of practice.

Readings in Performance and Ecology

Editor: Wendy Arons and Theresa J. May | Reference: P3773 | ISBN: 978-1-137-46700-3 | Type: Publication

Focuses on how theatre, dance, and other forms of performance are helping to transform our ecological values. 

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

Infinite Record: Archive, Memory, Performance

Editor: Karmenlara Ely, Maria Magdalena Schwaegermann | Reference: P3791 | ISBN: 978-1936767410 | Type: Publication

Documents an international artistic research project initiated by Norwegian Theatre Academy/Østfold University College.

The Stage Lives of Animals

Artist/Author: Una Chaudhuri | Reference: P3763 | ISBN: 978-1138818477 | Type: Publication

Examines what it might mean to make theatre beyond the human.

World-Making: Race, Performance, and the Work of Creativity

Artist/Author: Dorinne Kondo | Reference: P3758 | ISBN: 978-1-4780-0094-5 | Type: Publication

Theorizes the racialized structures of inequality that pervade theater and the arts.

Part of The Library of Performing Rights (P3041)

Performing Magic on the Western Stage: From the Eighteenth Century to the Present

Editor: Francesca Coppa, Lawrence Hass, and James Peck | Reference: P3700 | ISBN: 978-1-349-37464-9 | Type: Publication

Performing Magic on the Western Stage examines magic as a performing art and as a meaningful social practice, linking magic to cultural arenas such as religion, finance, gender, and nationality and profiling magicians from Robert-Houdin to Pen & Teller.

The CY Post

Editor: People Show | Reference: P3687 | Type: Publication

A celebratory newspaper for the man who was never without one.

The Day of the Duck

Artist/Author: Helen Stratford & Lawrence Bradby | Reference: P3683 | ISBN: 9780993337338 | Type: Publication

Explores Englishness, pseudo public space and what it is to be considered an unwelcome migratory visitor in contemporary Britain through the eyes of a particularly pesky Muscovy duck.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

On Ageing: Reflections, Conversations, Research

Artist/Author: Fevered Sleep | Reference: P3684 | ISBN: 978-0955908224 | Type: Publication

A publication on the performance for adults which explored, through image, sound, light, text and the choreography of hundreds of objects, what it is to change, to grow, and to age.

Original production: Young Vic – London: 27th September – 9th October 2010

suicide notes: the short works of christopher brett bailey

Artist/Author: christopher brett bailey | Reference: P3679 | ISBN: 978-1786825278 | Type: Publication

a linguistic kaleidoscope of caustic cartoons, crackpot prophecies and demented erotica. a dense, poetic blend of the hallucinogenic and the hardboiled… dirty jokes, venomous poetry and tall tales that corkscrew deep into nightmares. a short story etc. collection for the depraved, the depressed and the death obsessed.

Kissing the Shotgun Goodnight

Artist/Author: christopher brett bailey | Reference: P3699 | Type: Publication

Soundtrack and audiobook of the neo-noir fever dream and 120 decibel suicide note.

 In glass cabinet.

The Outsiders’ Handbook

Artist/Author: Scottee, Emma Frankland, Selina Thompson, Travis Alabanza | Reference: P3689 | Type: Publication

A free survival guide for queer and trans* young people; by Scottee, Travis Alabanza, Selina Thompson and Emma Frankland.

Download the publication PDF here.

salt.

Artist/Author: Selina Thompson | Reference: P3667 | ISBN: 9780571352265 | Type: Publication

In 2016, two artists embarked a cargo ship and retraced a route of the Transatlantic Slave Triangle – Europe, Africa, the Caribbean – all the while contemplating the notion of home. Both real and imagined, it was a journey to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean, propelled by questions and grief; a journey backwards in order to go forwards, a diaspora. This show is what they brought back.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

Affect, Animals, and Autists

Artist/Author: Marla Carlson | Reference: P3664 | ISBN: 978-0472053827 | Type: Publication

Maps connections across performances that question the borders of the human whose neurodiverse experiences have been shaped by the diagnostic label of autism, and animal-human performance relationships that dispute and blur anthropocentric edges.

A Plea for Transgenerational Research in Live Art

Artist/Author: Sibylle Peters | Reference: A0833 | Type: Article

Presents principles of the work by the Theatre of Research as a plea for transgenerational research in performance and Live Art.

JARMAN (all this maddening beauty) and other plays

Artist/Author: Caridad Svich | Reference: P3626 | ISBN: 978-1783206223 | Type: Publication

A collection of three radically poetic works for live performance. Includes JARMAN, Carthage/Cartagena), and The Orphan Sea.

Filippos Tsitsopoulos “Is Art Lonely?” archive

Reference: P3634 | Type: Article

Complete archive of Tsitsopoulos' “Is Art Lonely?” project, including artist CV; video of performance at LADA; curatorial texts; drawings; Is Art Lonely? (video), video and photo documentation.

In glass cabinet.

No one should have seen this. The theatre of Via Negativa, 2002 - 2011

Editor: Bojan Jablanovec | Reference: P3618 | ISBN: 9789616572309 | Type: Publication

A chronological review of a decade of endeavours by one of the most astute Slovenian projects of contemporary performing arts. The publication with extensive visual material and excerpts from texts documents 29 performances accompanied by Dr Blaž Lukan’s essay Erasing the Audience which analyses the company’s performing strategies.

Performance Now: Live Art for 21st Century

Artist/Author: RoseLee Goldberg | Reference: P3613 | ISBN: 9780500021255 | Type: Publication

This major survey charts the development of live art across six continents since the turn of the twenty- first century, revealing how it has become an increasingly essential vehicle for communicating ideas across the globe in the new millennium.

Scottee: I Made It

Editor: Jen Harvie | Reference: P3610 | ISBN: 978-0-9935611-8-4 | Type: Publication

Celebrates Scottee as a maker, and marks both the achievement and the influence of his work, the fact he not only survived the violence and traumas so much of his work depicts, but thrived.

The Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

Vrystaat Arts Festival 2017 programme

Reference: P3629 | Type: Publication

Programme for the Afrikaans language festival that forges creative connections with English and Sotho cultures; 18-22 July 2017.

Ellen Stewart Presents: Fifty Years of La MaMa Experimental Theatre

Artist/Author: Cindy Rosenthal | Reference: P3611 | ISBN: 978-0472117420 | Type: Publication

Rrelates the history of La MaMa through its performance posters, capturing the irreverence and the aesthetic of La MaMa over five decades.

Actors and the Art of Performance: Under Exposure

Artist/Author: Susanne Granzer | Reference: P3599 | ISBN: 978-1137596338 | Type: Publication

The author draws on her experience as both a theatre actor and a university professor whose teachings in the art of acting rely heavily on her own experience and also on her philosophical knowledge.