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Staging Beckett in Great Britain & Ireland by David Tucker and Trish McTighe

Beckett’s relationship with British theatre is complex and underexplored, yet his impact has been immense. Uniquely placing performance history at the centre of its analysis, this volume examines Samuel Beckett’s drama as it has been staged in Great Britain, bringing to light a wide range of untold histories and in turn illuminating six decades of drama in Britain.

Staging Samuel Beckett in Great Britain by Trish McTighe and David Tucker

Ranging from studies of the first English tour of Waiting for Godot in 1955 to Talawa’s 2012 all-black co-production of the same play, Staging Samuel Beckett in Great Britain excavates a host of archival resources in order to historicize how Beckett’s drama has interacted with specific theatres, directors and theatre cultures in the UK. It traces production histories of plays such as Krapp’s Last Tape; presents Beckett’s working relationships with the Royal Court, Riverside and West Yorkshire Playhouse, as well as with directors such as Peter Hall; looks at the history of Beckett’s drama in Scotland and how the plays have been staged in London’s West End. Production analyses are mapped onto political, economic and cultural contexts of Great Britain so that Beckett’s drama resonates in new ways, through theatre practice, against the complex contexts of Great Britain’s regions.

With contributions from experts in the fields of both Beckett studies and UK drama, including S.E. Gontarski, David Pattie, Mark Taylor-Batty and Sos Eltis, the volume offers an exceptional and unique understanding of Beckett’s reception on the UK stage and the impact of his drama within UK theatre practices. Together with its sister volume, Staging Samuel Beckett in Ireland and Northern Ireland it will prove a terrific resource for students, scholars and theatre practitioners.

Staging Beckett in Ireland and Northern Ireland by Trish McTighe and David Tucker

This is the first full-length study to focus on Samuel Beckett’s drama as it has been staged in Ireland and Northern Ireland.

While Beckett’s relationship with his native land was a complex one, the importance of his drama as a creative force both historically and in contemporary practice in those regions cannot be underestimated. The volume brings to light unexamined and little-known productions, for example Beckett’s drama in the Irish language, Druid Theatre Company’s productions, and Beckett at Dublin’s Focus Theatre, as well as previously unpublished archival materials. Leading scholars, such as Anna McMullan and Anthony Roche, and renowned dramatic interpreters of Beckett’s work, such as Barry McGovern, explore Beckett’s drama within the context of Irish creative theatrical practice and heritage, and point towards the theatrical and performance legacies that follow in its wake.

Production analyses are mapped on to the political, economic and cultural contexts of Ireland and the North so that readers are invited to experience Beckett’s drama as resonating in new ways, through theatre practice, against the complex and connected histories of these lands.

David Tucker is a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Sussex and currently teaches at the University of Oxford, UK. He is the editor of British Social Realism in the Arts since 1940 (Palgrave, 2011).

Trish McTighe is Lecturer in Theatre at the University of Birmingham. Previously, she lectured at Queen’s University, Belfast and was an AHRC post-doctoral researcher on the Staging Beckett Project at the University of Reading (2012-2015).

Staging Beckett in Great Britain
Editors: David Tucker, Trish McTighe
Published: 19-10-2017
Format: Paperback
Edition: 1st
Extent: 288
ISBN: 9781474240161
Imprint: Methuen Drama
Bloomsbury Publishing

Staging Beckett in Ireland and Northern Ireland
Volume editor: Trish McTighe, David Tucker
Published: 19-10-2017
Format: Paperback
Edition: 1st
Extent: 288
ISBN: 9781474240543
Imprint: Methuen Drama
Bloomsbury Publishing

More titles on Beckett to be published soon:

The Making of Samuel Beckett’s ‘Malone Dies’/’Malone meurt’ by: Dirk Van Hulle, Pim Verhulst

Beckett’s Creatures. Art of Failure after the Holocaust by: Joseph Anderton

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Ficciones by Jorge Luis Borges

Jorge Luis Borges was one of those very rare creators who changed the face of an art form—in his case, the short story. His work has been paid the ultimate honor of being appropriated and imitated by innumerable writers on every continent of the world.

The seventeen brief masterpieces of FICCIONES explode the boundaries of genre, offering up labyrinthine libraries, a fictional encyclopedia entry that spawns an entire world, a review of a nonexistent writer’s attempt to re-create Don Quixote word for word, a man with the disabling inability to forget anything he has ever experienced, and other metaphysical puzzles.

But the true measure of Borges’s greatness lies in the fact that his fictions—elaborately paradoxical, postmodern, and intellectually delicious as they are—managed to return the short story to the realm of the fabulous and the uncanny from which, as parable and fairy tale, it originally came.

Jorge Luis Borges (1899–1986) was an Argentine poet, essayist, and author of short stories. His most notable works as a key literary Spanish-language figure of the twentieth century include Ficciones (Fictions) and El Aleph (The Aleph). He received a BA from the College of Geneva. He was also appointed the director of the National Public Library and professor of English literature at the University of Buenos Aries in 1955. During his lifetime, Borges received the first Prix International Formentor Prize which he shared alongside Samuel Beckett in 1961. He also received the Jerusalem Prize for the Freedom of the Individual in Society in 1971.

Ficciones
By Jorge Luis Borges
Introduction by John Sturrock
Part of Everyman’s Library Contemporary Classics Series
Category: Literary Fiction | Fiction Classics
Hardcover
(1993)- 192 Pages
ISBN 9780679422990
(Book Jacket Status: Jacketed)

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Clovis Goux: La Disparition de Karen Carpenter

Durant les années 1970, The Carpenters est le groupe le plus populaire aux États-Unis.

Un immense succès (100 millions de disques vendus) qui s’explique par l’alchimie unique entre ses deux membres fondateurs, Richard et Karen Carpenter, un frère et une sœur. Ces deux enfants de la classe moyenne imposent un retour à l’ordre musical après la révolution psychédélique, avec des hits aussi romantiques que réactionnaires, tels Close to you, We’ve Only Just Begun ou Rainy Days and Mondays. Mais derrière cette success story se cache une tragédie.

La Disparition de Karen Carpenter raconte cette histoire, nous amenant à porter un regard de côté sur les grands phénomènes socio-culturels qui marquèrent l’Amérique de l’époque.

Clovis Goux est journaliste indépendant et cofondateur du label Dirty.

Clovis Goux
La Disparition de Karen Carpenter
Simon Liberati – Préfacier
Actes Sud Rocks
Septembre, 2017
132 pages
ISBN 978-2-330-08129-4
prix indicatif: €15,00
Genre: Essais, Documents


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Nieuwe publicatie Marc Mulders: My Own Private Giverny

Wat te doen als je als schilder weg wilt vluchten van alle ruis en waan van de dag, van alle stemverheffingen, oordelen en veroordelingen door politici, extreem gelovigen. Maar ook weg van je eigen vermeend ‘gelijk’.

Wel, de schilder kan zich als een tuinman gedragen, bloemenakkers aanleggen en verzorgen en deze vervolgens als een echo op het schilderslinnen laten doorklinken. Schilder een sfeer, schilder een aura, schilder een melodie die zingt in plaats van het strijdlied. Schilder dat lege toneel na het einde van de voorstelling, de acteurs op het politieke wereldtoneel zijn al vertrokken, maar de bühne is nog uitgelicht, een residu van licht en nevel resteert…

Nu reeds te bestellen, verschijnt vrijdag 1 december 2017.

Marc Mulders
My Own Private Giverny
ISBN: 9789087300487
Publicatiedatum: december 2017
Aantal pagina’s: 96
Formaat: 22 x 18 cm.
Uitvoering: hardcover gebonden
In full-colour
Publ. Uitgeverij Veerhuis
www.uitgeverijveerhuis.nl

Tegelijkertijd met dit boek verschijnt ook een Special Edition.

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Bert Bevers: Lammersneeuw

 

Lammersneeuw

Waarom moet hij die de slagorde van leugens
durft te tarten uw woede velen? Behoorlijk
grof van korrel is uw gevoel voor realiteit, 
mijnheer. Ik stel slechts in vraag en misdoe
niets. Wist u dat in Schotland sneeuw in april

lambing snow wordt genoemd? Te wedden
durf ik van niet. Zie je nou wel? Zinnig slot.

Bert Bevers

Bert Bevers is a poet and writer who lives and works in Antwerp (Be)
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Hugo Ball: brulba dori

brulba dori

brulba dori daula dalla
sula lori wauga malla
lori damma fusmalu

Dasche mame came rilla
schursche saga moll vasvilla
suri pauge fuzmalu

Dolli gamba bokamufti
sabel ize spogagufti
palazuma polja gei

mula dampe dori villa
alles virds schavi drestilla
offi lima dozapau
pozadau

Hugo Ball
(1886-1927)
gedicht: brulba dori

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Alison Weir: Anne Boleyn, A King’s Obsession. A Novel

In this second novel of Alison Weir’s epic Six Tudor Queens series, the acclaimed author and historian weaves exciting new research into the story of Anne Boleyn, Henry VIII’s most infamous wife, a woman ahead of her time whose very life—and death—forever changed a nation.

Born into a noble English family, Anne is barely a teenager when she is sent from her family’s Hever Castle to serve at the royal court of the Netherlands. This strategic move on the part of her opportunistic father also becomes a chance for the girl to grow and discover herself. There, and later in France, Anne thrives, preferring to absorb the works of progressive writers rather than participate in courtly flirtations. She also begins to understand the inequalities and indignities suffered by her gender.

Anne isn’t completely inured to the longings of the heart, but her powerful family has ambitious plans for her future that override any wishes of her own. When the King of England himself, Henry VIII, asks Anne to be his mistress, she spurns his advances—reminding him that he is a married man who has already conducted an affair with her sister, Mary. Anne’s rejection only intensifies Henry’s pursuit, but in the absence of a male heir—and given an aging Queen Katherine—the opportunity to elevate and protect the Boleyn family, and to exact vengeance on her envious detractors, is too tempting for Anne to resist, even as it proves to be her undoing.

While history tells of how Anne Boleyn died, this compelling new novel reveals how fully she lived.

“This is a stunning, engaging, comprehensive and convincing novel. . . . [Alison] Weir’s characterisation is superb, and this complex novel will be, without doubt, one of the most admired works of historical fiction of 2017.” – Historical Novels Review

Alison Weir is the New York Times bestselling author of numerous historical biographies, including The Lost Tudor Princess, Elizabeth of York, Mary Boleyn, The Lady in the Tower, Mistress of the Monarchy, Henry VIII, Eleanor of Aquitaine, The Life of Elizabeth I, and The Six Wives of Henry VIII, and the novels Anne Boleyn, A King’s Obsession; Katherine of Aragon, The True Queen; The Marriage Game; A Dangerous Inheritance; Captive Queen; The Lady Elizabeth; and Innocent Traitor. She lives in Surrey, England, with her husband.

Anne Boleyn, A King’s Obsession
A Novel
By Alison Weir
Part of Six Tudor Queens
Historical Fiction – Literary Fiction
Paperback
Publ. Penquin Random House
May 01, 2018
576 Pages

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Frank Bidart: Half-light. Collected Poems 1965-2016 # Wins 2017 National Book Award

Gathered together, the poems of Frank Bidart perform one of the most remarkable transmutations of the body into language in contemporary literature.

His pages represent the human voice in all its extreme registers, whether it’s that of the child murderer Herbert White, the obsessive anorexic Ellen West, the tormented genius Vaslav Nijinsky, or the poet’s own. And in that embodiment is a transgressive empathy, one that recognizes our wild appetites, the monsters, the misfits, the misunderstood among us, and inside of us.

Few writers have so willingly ventured to the dark places of the human psyche, and allowed themselves to be stripped bare on the page with such candor and vulnerability. Over the past half century, Bidart has done nothing less than invent a poetics commensurate with the chaos and hunger of our experience.

Frank Bidart is the author of Metaphysical Dog, Watching the Spring Festival, Star Dust, Desire, and In the Western Night: Collected Poems 1965-90. He has won many prizes, including the Wallace Stevens Award, the 2007 Bollingen Prize for American Poetry, and the National Book Critics Circle Award. He teaches at Wellesley College and lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Frank Bidart
Half-light:
Collected Poems 1965-2016
(Farrar, Straus and Giroux –
Macmillan Publishers)
ISBN: 9780374125950

Frank Bidart Wins 2017 National Book Award for Poetry
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Oliver Sacks: On The Move. A Life

When Oliver Sacks was twelve years old, a perceptive schoolmaster wrote in his report: “Sacks will go far, if he does not go too far.”

It is now abundantly clear that Sacks has never stopped going. From its opening pages on his youthful obsession with motorcycles and speed, On the Move is infused with his restless energy.

As he recounts his experiences as a young neurologist in the early 1960s, first in California, where he struggled with drug addiction, and then in New York, where he discovered a long-forgotten illness in the back wards of a chronic hospital, we see how his engagement with patients comes to define his life.

With unbridled honesty and humor, Sacks shows us that the same energy that drives his physical passions—weight lifting and swimming—also drives his cerebral passions.

He writes about his love affairs, both romantic and intellectual; his guilt over leaving his family to come to America; his bond with his schizophrenic brother; and the writers and scientists—Thom Gunn, A. R. Luria, W. H. Auden, Gerald M. Edelman, Francis Crick—who influenced him.

On the Move is the story of a brilliantly unconventional physician and writer—and of the man who has illuminated the many ways that the brain makes us human.

English:
On The Move:
A Life
Author: Oliver Sacks
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
Published: 2015
ISBN-10: 0385352549
ISBN-13: 9780385352543
Format: Hardcover

In Dutch:
Oliver Sacks:
Onderweg
Nederlands
Uitg. De Bezige Bij
Vertaald door
Otto Biersma & Luud Dorresteijn
432 pagina’s
Verschijningsjaar 2016
ISBN10 9023499484
ISBN13 9789023499480

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Hans Ebeling Koning: Zoektocht

Hans Ebeling Koning:
Zoektocht naar illusies voorbij de werkelijkheid, 2017

Hans Ebeling Koning (1931) received his education at AKI in Enschede where he later became a teacher in drawing and painting. His work is represented in many public and private collections including Museum Henriette Polak in Zutphen, Rijksmuseum Twente and the Museum of Modern Art in Arnhem.

Hans Ebeling Koning ©

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Paul van Ostaijen gedicht: Marcel Schwob

 

Marcel Schwob

Ik wil de wonderlijke wonden
van uw voeten zoenen, ik, de boetende,
en gij die reeds gekruisigd werd.

Ik weet ook gij
werd aan het kruis gekromd,
mijn stille kruistochtkind.

Gij zijt de stem van de Doper,
doch ik ben niet de Tetrarch.
Gij zijt het gans gebeuren.

U tegenover zal ik niet zondigen,
want uwe wonde ken ik,
zonder dat mijn hand hare kilte voelt.

Van uwe lippen wil ik de liefde drinken,
was ook uw lijf nog slechts een vreselijk offer,-
de melaatse kluizenaar in de woestijn.

Mijn handen zijn nog niet doorwond,
de koorden snijden enkel het vlees
van mijn arme armen.

Doch zeg slechts een woord, gekruisigde,
en de lichten in mij zullen zich omzetten
tot de kaarsen van het paradijs.

Paul van Ostaijen
(1896 – 1928)
Gedicht: Marcel Schwob

Marcel Schwob (1867 – 1905),
was a Jewish – French symbolist writer.

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Jan Cremer: Sirenen (Odyssee deel 2). Non-fictie

Schrijver en beeldend kunstenaar Jan Cremer (1940) stamt van vaderszijde uit een familie van hoefsmeden en beroepsmilitairen uit Pruisen en Hessen, zijn moeders familie is afkomstig uit Hongarije.

Korte tijd volgde hij een opleiding aan de Academie voor Beeldende Kunst in Arnhem. Als schilder kreeg hij snel erkenning met zijn ‘peinture barbarisme’, intussen reist hij de wereld rond.

In de donkere winterse dagen van 1959 ontmoeten een onbekende West-Friese verpleegster en een schilderende rebel elkaar in het Amsterdamse uitgaansleven. Het is liefde op het eerste gezicht, voor beiden meteen een lotsbestemming. Vijf jaar later zijn zij allebei beroemd.

Zij als Loesje Hamel (1938 – 1974), topmannequin bij Pierre Cardin en later de ster van het Shaffy Chantant. Hij als de schrijver van de onverbiddelijke bestseller.

Wat begint als een verboden liefde wordt een hectische en onrustige odyssee die hen zo’n tien jaar lang telkens uit elkaar drijft naar beide kanten van de oceaan. Toch zoeken ze elkaar steeds op, maar het is pas na een halve eeuw dat Jan haar brieven durft te lezen en de confrontatie met zichzelf kan aangaan. Het inspireerde hem tot Sirenen, het relaas van hun dramatisch verlopen liefde.

Ik heb misgegokt, was er te zeker van dat jij er altijd voor mij zou zijn.

Dat ik je dan met mijn motor op zou halen en dat jij in het zijspan zou springen en wij voorgoed verdwenen, zoals in een film. 

Lieve Jan,

We konden allebei niet helpen
dat alles ging zoals het is gegaan.
Neem het geen van ons beiden kwalijk.
We deden ons best.
Ik hield echt van je, dat weet je toch?

Dag, veel liefs.
Loes

(April 1974)

Jan Cremer
Sirenen (Odyssee deel 2)
Non-fictie
Aantal pagina’s 304
Paperback –  € 19,99
Nederlandstalig
Verschijningsdatum november 2017
Druk 1
ISBN10 9023443586
ISBN13 9789023443582
Uitgeverij De Bezige Bij

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