Monday, August 28, 2006

An Interesting Sampling

I went to see Whistler in the Dark's Fever Fest on Saturday. It was an interesting kickoff to the coming theatre season.

With all of the talk in the blogosphere about the influences of Howard Barker et al., it was a great place to get a sampling of three, what I would call, darlings of the avante garde movement.

Deborah Levy's The B-File

Erik Ehn's Seal Skin

Howard Barker's Don't Exaggerate; (a political statement in the form of hysteria.)

I will write a little more about Ehn's Seal Skin when I have some time. I see influences in his poetry to Hart Crane following down to O'Neill's Edmund.

(Full Disclosure: My lovely wife appeared in the Ehn play.)

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