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· Occupying the Stage. The Theater of May ’68 by Kate Bredeson · Lord Byron: I Speak Not (Poem) · Louise Bourgeois in de Rijksmuseumtuinen · The Valedictorian of Being Dead: The True Story of Dying Ten Times to Live by Heather B. Armstrong · Lord Byron: Farewell! If Ever Fondest Prayer (Poem) · Bert Bevers: Alle bomen in het woud (Gedicht) · ‘Spiral’ new book by Louise Bourgeois · Bert Bevers: Selfie (Gedicht) · Hera Lindsay Bird: Pamper Me to Hell & Back (Poetry) · Lord Byron: My Soul Is Dark (Poem) · Régine Foloppe: Baudelaire et la vérité poétique · Lord Byron: There be none of Beauty’s daughters. Stanzas for Music

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Occupying the Stage. The Theater of May ’68 by Kate Bredeson

Occupying the Stage: the Theater of May ’68 tells the story of student and worker uprisings in France through the lens of theater history, and the story of French theater through the lens of May ’68.

Based on detailed archival research and original translations, close readings of plays and historical documents, and a rigorous assessment of avant-garde theater history and theory, Occupying the Stage proposes that the French theater of 1959–71 forms a standalone paradigm called “The Theater of May ’68.”

The book shows how French theater artists during this period used a strategy of occupation-occupying buildings, streets, language, words, traditions, and artistic processes-as their central tactic of protest and transformation. It further proposes that the Theater of May ’68 has left imprints on contemporary artists and activists, and that this theater offers a scaffolding on which to build a meaningful analysis of contemporary protest and performance in France, North America, and beyond.

At the book’s heart is an inquiry into how artists of the period used theater as a way to engage in political work and, concurrently, questioned and overhauled traditional theater practices so their art would better reflect the way they wanted the world to be. Occupying the Stage embraces the utopic vision of May ’68 while probing the period’s many contradictions. It thus affirms the vital role theater can play in the ongoing work of social change.

Occupying the Stage
The Theater of May ’68
Kate Bredeson (Author)
Publication Date: November 2018
Pages 232
Trim Size 6 x 9
Paper Text – $34.95
Northwestern University Press
Drama & Performance Studies
ISBN 978-0-8101-3815-5

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Occupying the Stage
The Theater of May ’68
Kate Bredeson

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Lord Byron: I Speak Not (Poem)

 

I Speak Not

I speak not, I trace not, I breathe not thy name;
There is grief in the sound, there is guilt in the fame;
But the tear that now burns on my cheek may impart
The deep thoughts that dwell in that silence of heart.
Too brief for our passion, too long for our peace,
Were those hours – can their joy or their bitterness cease?
We repent, we abjure, we will break from our chain, –
We will part, we will fly to – unite it again!
Oh! thine be the gladness, and mine be the guilt!
Forgive me, adored one! – forsake if thou wilt;
But the heart which is thine shall expire undebased,
And man shall not break it – whatever thou may’st.
And stern to the haughty, but humble to thee,
This soul in its bitterest blackness shall be;
And our days seem as swift, and our moments more sweet,
With thee at my side, than with worlds at our feet.
One sigh of thy sorrow, one look of thy love,
Shall turn me or fix, shall reward or reprove.
And the heartless may wonder at all I resign –
Thy lips shall reply, not to them, but to mine.

George Gordon Byron
(1788 – 1824)
I Speak Not
(Poem)

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Louise Bourgeois in de Rijksmuseumtuinen

Metershoge spinnen, kolossale ogen en hangende spiralen in de monumentale vleugelnootboom.

Dit voorjaar presenteert het Rijksmuseum Louise Bourgeois in de Rijksmuseumtuinen. Het is voor het eerst dat een ruime selectie van Bourgeois’ buitenbeelden bijeen wordt gebracht.

Met twaalf beelden toont het Rijksmuseum een overzicht van een halve eeuw werk, van The Blind Leading the Blind (1947-49) tot Crouching Spider (2003). Veel van deze werken zijn nooit eerder in Nederland te zien geweest.

Louise Bourgeois (1911-2010) geniet internationale faam als een van de belangrijkste vrouwelijke kunstenaars van de twintigste eeuw en werd wereldberoemd met haar monumentale beelden van spinnen.

Louise Bourgeois in de Rijksmuseumtuinen

Tentoonstelling 24 mei – 3 november 2019

Van de hand van de samensteller van de tentoonstelling, Alfred Pacquement, verschijnt een catalogus: Louise Bourgeois in de Rijksmuseumtuinen in het Nederlands en Engels. Vanaf begin juni verkrijgbaar via rijksmuseumshop.nl. Prijs: €15,-

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The Valedictorian of Being Dead: The True Story of Dying Ten Times to Live by Heather B. Armstrong

From blogger Heather B. Armstrong (dooce), author of It Sucked and Then I Cried, comes The Valedictorian of Being Dead (Gallery), an irreverent new memoir – reminiscent of Brain on Fire – about her experience as one of only a few people to participate in an experimental treatment for depression involving 10 rounds of a chemically-induced coma approximating brain death.

For years, Heather Armstrong has alluded to her struggle with depression on her website, dooce. It’s scattered throughout her archive, where it weaves its way through posts about pop culture, music, and motherhood. But in 2016, Heather found herself in the depths of a depression she just couldn’t shake, an episode darker and longer than anything she had previously experienced. She had never felt so discouraged by the thought of waking up in the morning, and it threatened to destroy her life. So, for the sake of herself and her family, Heather decided to risk it all by participating in an experimental clinical trial involving a chemically induced coma approximating brain death.

Now, for the first time, Heather recalls the torturous eighteen months of suicidal depression she endured and the month-long experimental study in which doctors used propofol anesthesia to quiet all brain activity for a full fifteen minutes before bringing her back from a flatline. Ten times. The experience wasn’t easy. Not for Heather or her family. But a switch was flipped, and Heather hasn’t experienced a single moment of suicidal depression since.

Disarmingly honest, self-deprecating, and scientifically fascinating, The Valedictorian of Being Dead brings to light a groundbreaking new treatment for depression.

Author: Heather B. Armstrong
The Valedictorian of Being Dead:
The True Story of Dying Ten Times to Live
Binding: Hardcover
Publication date: 04/23/2019
Publisher: SIMON & SCHUSTER TRADE
Pages: 272
ISBN13: 9781501197048
ISBN10: 1501197045
List Price $26.00

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Heather B. Armstrong
The Valedictorian of Being Dead

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Lord Byron: Farewell! If Ever Fondest Prayer (Poem)

 

Farewell!
If Ever Fondest Prayer

Farewell! if ever fondest prayer
For other’s weal availed on high,
Mine will not all be lost in air,
But waft thy name beyond the sky.
‘Twere vain to speak, to weep, to sigh:
Oh! more than tears of blood can tell,
When wrung from guilt’s expiring eye,
Are in that word – Farewell! – Farewell!

These lips are mute, these eyes are dry;
But in my breast and in my brain,
Awake the pangs that pass not by,
The thought that ne’er shall sleep again.
My soul nor deigns nor dares complain,
Though grief and passion there rebel;
I only know we loved in vain –
I only feel – Farewell! – Farewell!

George Gordon Byron
(1788 – 1824)
Farewell! If Ever Fondest Prayer
(Poem)

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Bert Bevers: Alle bomen in het woud (Gedicht)

 

Alle bomen in het woud

Wolfgrijs zwaar als naamloze nachten
versteende wachtwoorden. Alles begint
en eindigt met verhalen. Over verborgen

offers bijvoorbeeld. Of de vraag: ‘Ben je
als je droomt iedereen?’ Ken je dan van
de wind het geheim? Waait het dan stil?

Alle bomen in het woud is ons land.

Bert Bevers

 

Alle bomen in het woud
Verschenen in de catalogus Enghuizer Dialogen 2015, Hummelo, 2015
Bert Bevers is a poet and writer who lives and works in Antwerp (Be)

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‘Spiral’ new book by Louise Bourgeois

In materials as diverse as wood, steel, bronze, latex, marble, plaster, resin, hemp, lead, ink, pencil, crayon, woodcut, watercolor and gouache, Louise Bourgeois (1911–2010) investigates every imaginable manifestation of the spiral, from graphic patterns to graphite whorls, wobbly orbits to chiseled vortices, twisted columns to coiling snakes, staircases and pyramids.

The cursive blue-paper word drawings also included, in English and French, complement the purely visual works by conveying the spirit of Bourgeois’ writing in extraordinary pictorial forms.

Bourgeois called the spiral “an attempt at controlling the chaos. It has two directions. Where do you place yourself, at the periphery or at the vortex?”

In another context, she has also stated “I would dream of my father’s mistress. I would do it in my dreams by wringing her neck.

The spiral—I love the spiral—represents control and freedom.”

Louise Bourgeois:
Spiral
Text by Louise Bourgeois (Artist)
Hardcover
84 pages
Publisher: Damiani
(February 19, 2019)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 886208644X
ISBN-13: 978-8862086448
Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 0.8 x 12 inches
$50.00

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Spiral

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Bert Bevers: Selfie (Gedicht)

Selfie

van Gerrit Achterberg

Hoe zal nu in het huis de stilte zijn?
Val ik tezamen met uw lijn?
Mijn ledematen worden van ivoor.
Ik ben bij u gekomen, binnendoor.

Nooit was ik zo geheel en zo bijeen
terechtgekomen, ogen wijd uiteen.
Ontschorste bomen liggen aan de kant.
God heeft een buiten- en een binnenkant.

Bert Bevers

 

Hoe zal nu in het huis de stilte zijn? is een sample uit Distantie
Val ik tezamen met uw lijn? is een sample uit 13
Mijn ledematen worden van ivoor. is een sample uit Smaragd
Ik ben bij u gekomen, binnendoor. is een sample uit Oculair
Nooit was ik zo geheel en zo bijeen. is een sample uit Tracé
Terechtgekomen, ogen wijd uiteen is een sample uit Lucifer
Ontschorste bomen liggen aan de kant is een bijna-sample uit Station
God heeft een buiten- en een binnenkant. is een sample uit Reflexie

Selfie van Gerrit Achterberg
Verschenen in Je tikt er tegen en het zingt, Demer Uitgeverij, Leusden, 2015

Bert Bevers is a poet and writer who lives and works in Antwerp (Be)
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Hera Lindsay Bird: Pamper Me to Hell & Back (Poetry)

Love, death, Bruce Willis, public urination, being a woman, love, The Nanny, love.

This pamphlet of poetry by Hera Lindsay Bird is a startling departure from her bestselling debut Hera Lindsay Bird by defying convention and remaining exactly the same, only worse. This collection, which focuses on love, childish behaviours, 90’s celebrity references and being a woman, is sure to confirm all your worst suspicions and prejudices.

Selected in 2018 by Carol Ann Duffy as part of the Laureate’s Choice Collection.  Carol Ann Duffy: “Without doubt the most arresting and original new young poet – on page and in performance – to arrive.” 

Hera Lindsay Bird was born in Thames, NZ, in 1987 and lives in Wellington. Her debut book of verse, blithely titled Hera Lindsay Bird, was published in 2016 to immediate and vast acclaim, and won best first book of poetry at the 2017 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards.

Pamper Me to Hell & Back
Author: Hera Lindsay Bird
Published by Smith/Doorstop
(The Poetry Business)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1910367842
ISBN-13: 978-1910367841
Paperback
30 pages
2018
£7.50

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Lord Byron: My Soul Is Dark (Poem)

 

My Soul Is Dark

My soul is dark – Oh! quickly string
The harp I yet can brook to hear;
And let thy gentle fingers fling
Its melting murmurs o’er mine ear.
If in this heart a hope be dear,
That sound shall charm it forth again:
If in these eyes there lurk a tear,
‘Twill flow, and cease to burn my brain.

But bid the strain be wild and deep,
Nor let thy notes of joy be first:
I tell thee, minstrel, I must weep,
Or else this heavy heart will burst;
For it hath been by sorrow nursed,
And ached in sleepless silence, long;
And now ’tis doomed to know the worst,
And break at once – or yield to song.

George Gordon Byron
(1788 – 1824)
My Soul Is Dark
(Poem)

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Régine Foloppe: Baudelaire et la vérité poétique

Quelle force de vérité accorder à la poésie? Apparemment aucune selon Baudelaire.

C’est pourtant lui qui assure le passage décisif vers une poésie qui remet en question ses fondements, son devenir, sa nécessité, une poésie qui exige d’être sans cesse perception à valeur existentielle.

La réflexivité poétique qui s’exerce entre apparence et tréfonds de l’homme exacerbe le poétique et le menace. Où, quand, comment et vers quoi se joue le vrai du poème ?

Pourquoi cette oeuvre pose-t-elle les enjeux de la modernité ?

Se débattant contre tout Idéal absolu, la poétique baudelairienne désire la liberté incarnée et douloureuse de l’artiste, de l’humain.

Régine Foloppe, est l’auteur de plusieurs recueils poétiques, notamment : Tributaires du vent (Le Castor Astral, prix Max-Pol Fouchet) et Famines (Belin). Elle a publié des articles et des poèmes dans des revues (PO&SIE, Eidôlon, Friches, Diérèse…). Agrégée de lettres modernes, docteure en littérature française, elle enseigne à l’Université de Montpellier.

Baudelaire et la vérité poétique
Auteur: Régine Foloppe
Editeur : Editions L’Harmattan
Collection : La philosophie en commun
19 février 2019
Format : 15,5 x 24 cm
Broché
464 pages
Langue : Français
ISBN-10: 2343157642
ISBN-13: 978-2343157641
EUR 42,00

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Lord Byron: There be none of Beauty’s daughters. Stanzas for Music

 

There be none of Beauty’s daughters
Stanzas for Music

There be none of Beauty’s daughters
With a magic like Thee;
And like music on the waters
Is thy sweet voice to me:
When, as if its sound were causing
The charméd ocean’s pausing,
The waves lie still and gleaming,
And the lull’d winds seem dreaming:
And the midnight moon is weaving
Her bright chain o’er the deep,
Whose breast is gently heaving
As an infant’s asleep:
So the spirit bows before thee
To listen and adore thee;
With a full but soft emotion,
Like the swell of Summer’s ocean.

George Gordon Byron
(1788 – 1824)
There be none of Beauty’s daughters
Stanzas for Music

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