Ecarte la nuit by Charles Juliet

By Charles Juliet

Un homme mène une lifestyles en apparence toute lisse. Mais un jour, soit parce qu'une déception, un revers, un deuil..., a brisé ses défenses et détruit ses appuis, soit parce qu'il éprouve le besoin de partir à los angeles recherche de lui-même, il se trouve engagé dans une errance au terme de laquelle, bien des années plus tard, après avoir parcouru un interminable chemin, il air of secrecy le sentiment de s'être découvert, d'avoir rencontré sa vérité. Cette pièce a pour thème l'aventure de los angeles quête de soi et de los angeles radicale transformation qu'elle entraîne. Cette aventure est longue, douloureuse. Au début, elle est vécue dans los angeles confusion, l. a. détresse, une angoisse extrême. Loin de tout repère, tout chemin, l'être avance à tâtons dans des contrées inconnues, désertiques, où s'enchevêtrent los angeles peur de se perdre et le désir de conquérir un accord avec soi et le monde. Contre toute attente survient pourtant l'instant décisif du lâcher-prise. L'être renonce à tout vouloir, consent à déposer les armes. C'est alors qu'il se trouve en mesure de se laisser guider et reconstruire par des forces qui vont faire de lui un être clair, unifié, apte à se tourner vers autrui.

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The Journals of Spalding Gray by Spalding Gray

By Spalding Gray

Assessment “For all its seeming straightforwardness, Gray's confessional company raised thorny questions on the character of autobiographical functionality. one of many issues that stored his viewers coming again used to be the aggregate of revelation and reserve, self-lacerating candor and self-mocking comedy the low-key New England local hired. How a lot of Gray's artwork was once a transcription of fact, and what sort of used to be a refraction or deflection, a gently cultivated fiction packaged because the ‘truth’? Now, in a ebook certain to be rigorously sifted for clean facts, *The Journals of Spalding grey* upload one other provocative layer to the tale. chosen by way of Nell Casey from a few 5,000 pages, those edited entries start in 1967, while the 25-year-old grey was once operating as a local theater actor in Houston. They result in 2003, as he spiraled towards suicide. grey died in 2004, after an obvious bounce from the Staten Island Ferry. Casey offers priceless and well-made narrative bridges. the result's one of those memoir in fragments, frank and elliptical, unsparing and occluded. . . . grey was once choked with shadow components. a few them emerge with extra readability and starkness in his magazine than they did onstage. . . . *The Journals of Spalding grey* demonstrate a tangle of interlocking identities. there is the thread of the artist coming of age and discovering his singular theatrical voice and one other concerning the behind the curtain exploits of a demi-celebrity. We get gossip and jealousy (Gray was once riveted via the amount of cash Dustin Hoffman made), travelogue and treatment, marriage and the lurking demon of suicide. ultimately it is a publication approximately self-consciousness, which was once either the engine and the soreness of Gray's life.  . . . One puzzle is whether or not the magazine itself, possibly a quarter of personal contemplation, was once simply one other kind of mediated event. Casey makes the case, at one aspect, that grey desired to have his magazine entries released. yet in a fashion that is inappropriate. no matter if onstage or by myself along with his laptop, grey used to be endlessly tracing and retracing the pathways that made him who he was.” —Steven Winn, *The San Francisco Chronicle* “*The Journals of Spalding grey* demonstrate an individual who used to be immediately hooked on the push of self-exposure and but used to be additionally deeply deepest. Brooklyn-based journalist Nell Casey has edited Gray’s literary anatomy all the way down to a readable package deal. . . . Like grey, who riveted hundreds of thousands simply by sitting at a table and speaking, the easiest practitioners of self-revelation make it glance effortless—as if they’ve added a spontaneous laying naked of the evidence. in truth, it calls for a literary sleight of hand—the skill to teach all and show nothing—that is something yet uncomplicated. As Gray’s journals exhibit, he honed his craft conscientiously, tweaking and adjusting his tales for max narrative torque. I leave out Spalding grey. His dying was once not only an premature tragedy one of the litany of gifted, inventive people who're cruelly dragged away via attendant demons earlier than their time (Kurt Cobain, Chris Farley and Amy Winehouse come instantly to brain) yet a loss that has resonated with me for years. Even now, I’ll be strolling down a urban highway someplace or pay attention a music come at the radio, and imagine, ‘I want Spalding grey have been right here for this.’” —Leah McLaren, *The Globe and Mail * “During his approximately 30 years as a guy onstage on my own, grey perfected the paintings of turning his existence into artwork . . . Gray’s journals express a guy who used to be continuously jogging a line among attempting to retain anything for himself and believing it used to be is creative responsibility to proportion every little thing along with his viewers. . . . Even for a born confessional raconteur like grey, that line among the general public and the non-public should have been challenging to stroll. . . . A romantic may perhaps even say grey sacrificed himself for a better objective, that he was once the truest form of artist—the sort for whom there has been no lifestyles open air of what he created with it. —Josh Rosenblatt, *The Austin Chronicle * “Reading those journals one is inspired with the hugely aestheticized provenance of Gray’s truth-telling. evidently the monologue used to be as a lot a theatrical as a private shape for him, regardless of how a lot he relied on the candid and from time to time virtually sensationalized rendering of his existence adventure. nevertheless, the exploitation of non-public adventure is itself one of many darker obsessions that grey unearths in those journals. . . . In [them], grey has no viewers to spare, and the unmediated rawness with which he confronts his personal dying want, rather towards the tip whilst he recapitulates his mother’s past trauma in his personal flow out of a loved condominium in the course of a interval of psychological instability, could be the main profoundly stressful point those entries demonstrate. If his viewers will be shaken and shocked by way of the shortcoming of forthcomingness in an artist who sought to create the semblance of truth-telling, then in his journals grey was once doubtless unafraid to resolve his personal darkish thoughts.” —Francis Levy, *The East Hampton Star*  “*The Journals of Spalding grey, *edited through Nell Casey and culled from the *Swimming to Cambodia *performance artist’s notebooks, letters, and tapes, plus interviews together with his widow and acquaintances, demonstrate a bold melancholic (he dedicated suicide in 2004) who mined his chaotic internal existence, stricken relationships, and tragic relatives historical past to create sterling works onstage anchored by means of his signature table, water glass, computer, and microphone.” —Lisa Shea, *Elle * ** **  “The clash came upon all through Gray’s vast journals [is] among his personal relentless look for transcendence and the usually surprising absurdity of worldly contingency of the kind that would, finally, tragically, short-circuit him. . . . It’s distressing to learn the way in which happiness generates disappointment and terror in Gray’s psyche, simply because his paintings may be the resource of quite a bit excitement to his audiences. Even offstage: one buddy tells the editor Nell Casey—who has performed an admirable activity knitting jointly a range of Gray’s magazine entries with interviews, and her personal considerate take—that grey was once so seductive a storyteller that simply sitting round a downtown loft, listening to him recount the mundane information of his day, may perhaps ‘torture you with pleasure.’ He invented a functionality style out of this narrative prowess. however the darkish aspect, the journals display, was once simply how a lot grey himself used to be tortured with self-torture. He’d make gentle of it in his monologues, [which], stripped to the minimal of voice and tale, [were] Homeric, odysseys played on a naked level with a naked wood table and chair. . . In many ways it was once historical, grey because the Homer of small issues. In many ways it spoke to the instant, with a gentle contact of philosophical and religious awareness . . . it had that crafty caliber of seeming artless, yet one way or the other he had chanced on the candy spot the place regret and laughter meet, and it used to be like attending a remedy consultation on giggling gasoline. . . . taking a look backward, he spoke for a new release; having a look ahead, he helped encourage (for greater and worse) a new release of memoirists, so much of whom lacked his self-deprecating humor . . . He turns into considered one of America’s nice talkers and theatrical raconteurs. Mark Twain, Oscar Levant, Fran Lebowitz, Richard Pryor are his friends. He made keeping an viewers within the palm of his hand look easy, but his journals exhibit how a lot he rehearsed and revised.  In many ways the journals support us comprehend Gray’s obsessive confessional impulse and his snatching at non secular comfort. . . . the ultimate sections of the journals are rather painful to learn as grey struggles to keep up his lifestyles whereas present process antidepressive remedies . . . those ultimate pages radiate a few of the insufferable unhappiness of the tip of *One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest*. grey comes throughout as a really noble, striving, looking soul, felled through a malignant destiny. . . . Gray’s paintings merits to last.” —Ron Rosenbaum, *The long island instances ebook Review*  ** ** “I counted Gray’s monologues one of the so much exciting and profitable studies I ever had in a theater. right here used to be a guy who stumbled on darkish comedy within the tale of his personal mother’s suicide and his worry that he too could take his personal lifestyles. . . . and [in 2004] his physique was once stumbled on washed up at the Brooklyn waterfront. He left in the back of kids, a spouse, a legacy of great performances that helped pave the way in which for the essays and monologues of David Sedaris, the solid of [National] Public Radio’s “This American Life,’ and greater than 5,000 pages of journals. some of the most demanding but insightful points of interpreting *The Journals of Spalding grey, *Nell Casey’s distillation of Gray’s unpublished, own writing, is studying how magnificently and artfully grey developed his beautiful onstage and onscreen personality out of his personal obsessions, neuroses, and bothered heritage. For his monologues, grey drew upon seminal occasions and subject matters which are special in his journals: loss of life, suicidal fantasies, his marriages, his sexual fixations, his appearing, and his hypochondria. yet he did so selectively, growing [a] sympathetic personality. . . To accuse an writer of being a narcissistic magazine author could be lacking the purpose of journaling altogether. those journals are maybe most precious in supporting one to appreciate the therapeutic and purgative strength that grey and doubtless many different artists have present in either writing and performing.  [But] in entries from Gray’s final years, the reader may possibly be aware that even the act of writing now not had the ability to avoid wasting the guy. . . . Sobering” —Adam Langer, *The Boston Globe* “The fabulous, tormented performer mesmerized audiences along with his autobiographical monologues, bu... Product Description Riveting, humorous, heartbreaking, immediately uncooked and lyrical: those journals demonstrate the complexity of the actor/writer who invented the autobiographical monologue and perfected the shape in such celebrated works as *Swimming to Cambodia. *Here is the 1st intimate portrait we've of the guy in the back of the charismatic performer who ended his lifestyles in 2004: evolving artist, conflicted famous person, a guy suffering for years with melancholy earlier than eventually succumbing to its such a lot determined impulse. began while he used to be twenty-five, the journals supply us Gray’s reflections on his youth; his yearning for good fortune; the downtown long island arts scene of the Nineteen Seventies; his amorous affairs, marriages and fatherhood; his travels in Europe and Asia; and all through, his ardour for the theater, the place he labored to stability his compulsion to inform all together with his terror of getting his inner most secrets and techniques uncovered. Culled from greater than 5 thousand pages and together with interviews with acquaintances, colleagues, enthusiasts, and kin, *The Journals of Spalding grey* provides us a haunting portrait of an inventive genius who we concept had instructed us every thing approximately himself—until now. *From the Hardcover edition.*

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Legitimate Cinema: Theatre Stars in Silent British Films, by Jon Burrows

By Jon Burrows

This is the 1st new book-length research of British cinema of the 1910s to be released for over fifty years, and it makes a speciality of the shut dating among the British movie and the Edwardian theatre. Why have been such a lot of West finish legends equivalent to Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree and Ellen Terry again and again tempted to dabble in silent movie paintings? Why have been movie manufacturers so willing to hire them? Jon Burrows stories their monitor performances and considers how effectively they made the transition from one medium to the opposite, and provides a few arguable conclusions in regards to the strangely large social diversity of filmgoers to whom their movies appealed.

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Sarah: The Life of Sarah Bernhardt by Robert Gottlieb

By Robert Gottlieb

Every little thing approximately Sarah Bernhardt is attention-grabbing, from her vague beginning to her excellent career—redefining the very nature of her art—to her impressive (and hugely public) romantic lifestyles to her indomitable spirit. good into her seventies, after the amputation of her leg, she used to be acting below bombardment for infantrymen in the course of international battle I, in addition to crisscrossing the United States on her 9th American tour.

Her kinfolk used to be additionally a resource of interest: the mummy she cherished and who scorned her; her half-sisters, who died younger after lives of dissipation; and such a lot of all, her son, Maurice, whom she worshiped and raised as an aristocrat, within the type applicable to his presumed father, the Belgian Prince de Ligne. just once did they quarrel—over the Dreyfus Affair. Maurice was once a right-wing snob; Sarah, consistently pleased with her Jewish historical past, used to be a passionate Dreyfusard and Zolaist.

Though the Bernhardt literature is gigantic, Gottlieb’s Sarah is the 1st English-language biography to seem in many years. Brilliantly, it tracks the trajectory by which an illegitimate—and scandalous—daughter of a courtesan remodeled herself into the main recognized actress who ever lived, and right into a nationwide icon, an emblem of France.

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An Actor and a Gentleman by Louis Gossett Jr., Phyllis Karas

By Louis Gossett Jr., Phyllis Karas

Award-winning African American actor Lou Gossett Jr. takes an unvarnished examine the daunting demanding situations and very good triumphs of his fifty-five yr careerLouis Gossett Jr. is without doubt one of the most valuable African American degree and monitor actors, who rose to status together with his Emmy-winning function within the tv miniseries Roots and Oscar-winning functionality in An Officer and a Gentleman. Now he tells the tale of his fifty-plus years within the leisure world—from his early luck at the big apple level showing with Ruby Dee and Sidney Poitier in A Raisin within the sunlight, via his lengthy Hollywood profession operating along numerous stars, together with Marilyn Monroe and Dennis Quaid. He writes frankly of his fight to get top roles and reasonable pay as a black guy in Hollywood, his issues of medicines and alcohol that took years to beat, and his present paintings to remove racism and violence and provides our kids a greater future.Includes revealing tales and recollections regarding well-known performers, together with Sidney Poitier, Paul Newman, Shirley sales space, Sammy Davis Jr., Steve McQueen, Richard Gere, Maggie Smith, Halle Berry, and Gena RowlandsSpans part a century of yankee theater and movie historical past, humans, and performancesHighlights the matter of racism in Hollywood and the demanding situations confronted by way of African American actors from the Fifties and Nineteen Sixties onwardAn Actor and a Gentleman penetrates the fame glitz and glamour to provide a good, heartfelt portrayal of the African American adventure either in Hollywood and the recent York theater global, as instructed via one of many nation's such a lot enduring and hugely esteemed actors.

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Sartre on Theater by Jean-Paul Sartre

By Jean-Paul Sartre

Approximately every thing that Sartre has acknowledged or written concerning the theater and his personal performs is assembled during this ebook. it's the just one of his books that he didn't compose as such. not like occasions, volumes made of essays, lectures, and interviews which have been now not initially meant as a set both, this ebook was once now not Sartre's personal idea.
We steered it to him simply because we came across, even ahead of our mixed annotated biography and bibliography, The Writings of Jean-Paul Sartre, used to be released (in French through Gallimard in 1970), ebook of this type may fill a necessity and will be necessary as a operating device either from the historic and documentary point of view and from the perspective of ultra-modern relevance.

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As You Like It by William Shakespeare

By William Shakespeare

Doubtful in their status in courtroom and fearing for his or her lives, Rosalind and Orlando are compelled into exile within the wooded area of Arden, simply to turn into entangled in a beguiling online game of affection, lust, and incorrect identification. considered one of Shakespeare’s nice comedies, As you're keen on It subverts the normal ideas of romance, complicated gender roles, nature, and politics.

Under the editorial supervision of Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen, of today’s such a lot comprehensive Shakespearean students, this contemporary Library sequence comprises definitive texts and authoritative notes from William Shakespeare: whole Works. every one play comprises an advent in addition to an summary of Shakespeare’s theatrical occupation; remark on previous and present productions in response to interviews with major administrators, actors, and architects; scene-by-scene research; key evidence concerning the paintings; a chronology of Shakespeare’s lifestyles and occasions; and black-and-white illustrations.

Ideal for college kids, theater pros, and common readers, those glossy and obtainable variations from the Royal Shakespeare corporation set a brand new usual in Shakespearean literature for the twenty-first century.

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Actors and Acting in Shakespeare's Time: The Art of Stage by John H. Astington

By John H. Astington

John Astington brings the appearing form of the Shakespearean interval to existence, describing and studying the paintings of the participant within the English specialist theater among Richard Tarlton and Thomas Betterton. The ebook can pay shut cognizance to the cultural context of level enjoying, the severe language used approximately it, and the categories of teaching perform hired within the theater at quite a few occasions over the process approximately 100 years - 1558-1660. ideal for classes, this up to date survey takes into consideration contemporary discoveries approximately actors and their social networks, approximately apprenticeship and corporate affiliations, and approximately taking part in outdoors the key heart of theater, London. Astington considers the academic culture of taking part in, in faculties, universities, felony motels, and choral groups, compared to the paintings of the pro gamers. A complete biographical dictionary of all significant expert gamers of the Shakespearean interval is integrated as a convenient reference advisor.

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The Theatre of Socíetas Raffaello Sanzio by Joe Kelleher, Nicholas Ridout, Claudio Castellucci, Romeo

By Joe Kelleher, Nicholas Ridout, Claudio Castellucci, Romeo Castellucii, Chiara Guidi

Introduction: the spectators and the archive (Joe Kelleher and Nicholas Ridout)

PART ONE: Makers and spectators, Tragedia Endogonidia 2002–4
Laboratory, 2001
Letters to Scott Gibbons (Chiara Guidi)
Making area (Claudia Castellucci)
System, services and workings for a tragedy of gold (Romeo Castellucci)
On the Earth’s level (Romeo Castellucci)

C.#01, Cesena
Letters to Scott
An organism at the run (Joe Kelleher)

A.#02, Avignon
A letter concerning the goat that gave its identify to tragedy (Romeo Castellucci)
First grammatical workout with twenty amino acids (Chiara Guidi)
Letter to Scott
From the ultimate script of A.#02
Night, writing, gesture (Joe Kelleher)
The type of a blot (Claudia Castellucci)

B.#03, Berlin
Letters to Scott
From the ultimate script of B.#03
A play of grief (Joe Kelleher)
From the ultimate script of B.#03
On being there (in the start) (Nicholas Ridout)
On now not being there (Berlin) (Nicholas Ridout)

BR.#04, Brussels
Letter to Scott
Storytime (Joe Kelleher)
Out within the open (Nicholas Ridout)

BN.#05, Bergen
Fluid earth

P.#06, Paris and R.#07, Rome
Letters to Scott and Marco
Modern performing (Nicholas Ridout)
Somebody, anyone (Joe Kelleher)
Letter to Scott
From the ultimate script of R.#07
Monkey company (Nicholas Ridout)
From a talk approximately dramaturgy
The Italian comedy (Joe Kelleher)

S.#08, Strasbourg
Letters to Scott
Earth and glass (Joe Kelleher and Nicholas Ridout)
A dialog approximately dramaturgy, contd.

L.#09, London
A dialog approximately dramaturgy, contd.
From the ultimate script of L.#09
On the belief of crescita (Romeo Castellucci)
Francesca and the machines: on Crescita XIV Prato (Joe Kelleher)
From the ultimate script of L.#09
A theatre dream (Joe Kelleher)

M.#10, Marseille
From Marseille sketch
Letter to Lavinia
Asking for it (Nicholas Ridout)
From the ultimate script of M.#10
Beware what you would like for (Nicholas Ridout)
The photo, where, the drama, us (Claudia Castellucci)
To stay episodically (Claudia Castellucci)

C.#11, Cesena
From the technical script for C.#11
On make-believe (Nicholas Ridout)
From the ultimate script of C.#11
The attraction (Joe Kelleher)

PART : Conversations
‘The theatre isn't our home’: a talk approximately area, level and audience
A dialog approximately dramaturgy, contd.
A dialog approximately pretence and illusion
A dialog approximately composition
A dialog approximately rehearsal
A dialog approximately gesture
A dialog in regards to the future

PART 3: Disjecta Membra
Entries from a laptop of Romeo Castellucci

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