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.
With his painter's eye, Jarman conjured, in a beautiful palette of light, colour and texture, an evocative and radical visualisation of Shakespeare's love poems. Includes interviews, an illustrated booklet, and stills gallery.
A polemical thinking-through of the whole concept of theatre as a ‘space’, and a politically motivated exploration of how, and where, that theatrical space meets the real world that surrounds and suffuses it.
Reviews ways in which sexuality has been explored and expressed in new forms of performance art and dance, women's contributions to theatre history, and how theatre has represented women over the centuries.
Part of the Library of Performing Rights (LPR) (P3041).