By Edward Albee
'I've been to the zoo.' those commencing phrases usher the viewers into some of the most iconic performs in American theatre heritage: The Zoo Story.
More than fifty years later, grasp playwright Edward Albee (Who's terrified of Virginia Woolf? and The Goat, or who's Sylvia?) wrote a prequel to his vintage. domestic existence comprises the occasions in Peter's existence instantly previous his come across with Jerry at the park bench and is each piece as robust because the unique. We meet Ann, Peter's spouse, and spot the dialog that forced Peter to head for that fateful stroll within the park.
For the 1st time amassed in a single quantity, Edward Albee's At domestic on the Zoo is a needs to for any theatre lover.
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In The Performance of Power, eds. Sue-Ellen Case and Janelle Reinelt (Iowa City, 1991), pp. 41-55 (p. 53). On the Epistemology and Pragmatics of Intercultural Theatre Studies 35 cially in his pictorial arrangement of scenes, the clarity of the actors' movement, and the spare but suggestive narrative sweep. However, the better the worse: for me all those evocations of quasi-Indian early royal interiors (arrases, braziers, low wooden tables, hanging chandeliers) or geography and geology (pool and river banks, bamboo, sand and soil) amounted to a pseudo-epic of warrior immediacy around the small campfires, an evocation of a blood-and-soil male bonding that explains the central Gestus of necessary and even sanctified violence towards entire clans or ethnic groups.
As to the countries of the South or East: did not the right-wing Indian government endorse, propagandize and bounteously finance Brook's production although it spent years touring the world without coming to India? 9 It follows that, in our theoretical appropriation, the proper terminological horizon is not that of possessions taken from an allegorical monad, a private Self or Other, but one of bodily pragmatics, a relational dyad. Let us then deal with Brook's production of the Mahabharata on its intrinsic merits.
It is metaphysical in presenting the French, US or The quotes in this paragraph are from: Anuradha Kapur, »Thinking about Tradition«, Journal of Arts and Ideas, no. 16 (1988), pp. 5-32 (p. 6); Sue-Ellen Case, »The Eurocolonial Reception of Sanskrit Poetics«, in Case and Reinelt, The Performance of Power, pp. 111-27 (p. 124; Case is here following Spivak); Key Chow, Writing Diaspora (Bloomington, 1993), p. 13; and Rustom Bharucha, »Somebody's Other«, in The Intercultural Performance Reader, ed. Patrice Pavis (London/New York, 1996), pp.