Two Against Nature: Rehearsing and Performing Howard Barker's Production of his Play The Twelfth Battle of Isonzo

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dc.contributor.author Rabey, David Ian
dc.date.accessioned 2008-11-12T15:26:41Z
dc.date.available 2008-11-12T15:26:41Z
dc.date.issued 2008-11-12
dc.identifier.citation Rabey , D I 2008 , ' Two Against Nature: Rehearsing and Performing Howard Barker's Production of his Play The Twelfth Battle of Isonzo ' Theatre Research International. 30(2) , pp. 175-189 . en
dc.identifier.issn 1474-0672
dc.identifier.other PURE: 93348
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/1076
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/1076
dc.description Rabey, D. (2005). Two Against Nature: Rehearsing and Performing Howard Barker's Production of his Play The Twelfth Battle of Isonzo. Theatre Research International. 30(2), pp.175-189. en
dc.description.abstract The English dramatist/director Howard Barker has, through a unique combination of style, content, theoretical argument and mise-en-scène, persistently countered conventional presumptions and propositions of the supposedly ¿natural¿ diminutions or ¿inevitable¿ restrictions whereby one might think, feel, speak, act, love and exist. His work offers a purposefully anti-naturalistic expansion of vocabulary: of language, terms of experience, scenic and physical expression, and being. This article presents an actor's account of preparing and playing a role, under Barker's direction, in a two-hander play, and offers a reading of the play's strategic dynamics based on these experiences, and of the characters' uses of self-conscious performances in order to sustain and subvert artifice, with references to Greenblatt's theories of theatrical charisma and eroticism, and Baudrillard's theories of seduction. en
dc.format.extent 15 en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Theatre Research International. 30(2) en
dc.title Two Against Nature: Rehearsing and Performing Howard Barker's Production of his Play The Twelfth Battle of Isonzo en
dc.type Text en
dc.type.publicationtype Article (Journal) en
dc.contributor.institution Department of Theatre, Film & Television Studies en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en


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