Composed in the twelfth century in north-eastern Iran, this great mystical poem is among the most significant of all works of Persian literature.
Translated by Sholeh Wolpé
Offers a glimpse of new perspectives on how philosophy performs in the gaps between thinking and acting.
The author’s concerns – which include the social meaning of illusion and the cultural manifestation of power – take the reader from Eleanora Duse to Laurie Anderson; from the puppet theatre of Kleist to Kantor’s theatre of the dead; and from the Kutiyattam temple dancers in Kerala to Womanhouse in Los Angeles.
Examined Life explores the way we see the world and philosophy’s ability to influence it
Programme notes:‘Let’s get this straight folks, Bull: The True Story was a pack of lies, a cover up, it was a performance set up to upstage the truth.’ The Making of Bull: The True Story unravels mysteries…including the mysteries of why we make art and how our art makes us. It questions what’s real and what’s fake. Inspired by the film Fargo, which proclaims in its prologue, ‘This is a true story’, Hawaii-born Makishi finally comes out and tells the whole truth as she brings forth an elliptical tale trying hard not to tell itself. Just what is she hiding? You’ll have to see it to believe it. Stacy Makishi is a Chelsea Theatre Associate Artist. Preceded by a short performance by an early career artist on the bar stage. Post show Q&A with the artist. This item is part of the Study Room Guide On shit, piss, blood, sweat and tears by Lois Keidan (P2195)