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JARMAN (all this maddening beauty) and other plays

JARMAN (all this maddening beauty) and other plays

Caridad Svich


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JARMAN (all this maddening beauty) and other plays is a collection of three radically poetic works for live performance by OBIE award–winning playwright Caridad Svich. The playtexts include a lyrical meditation on the legacy of iconic queer artist Derek Jarman, a meditation on displacement and human suffering (Carthage/Cartagena), and an intimately operatic reflection on Penelope and Odysseus (The Orphan Sea). Accompanied by scholarly essays placing the plays in context, this book showcases the beautiful strangeness and profound resistance in Svich’s work.

Table of Contents

Section Title Page Action Price
Cover Cover
Half Title i
Title page iii
Copyright iv
Contents v
Beautiful Strangeness: The Plays of Caridad Svich 1
‘When I think of him, I think of angels’: Introducing JARMAN (all this maddening beauty) 15
Performing JARMAN (all this maddening beauty) 21
JARMAN (all this maddening beauty) 33
Laying Siege to Carthage 81
Carthage/Cartagena: when I looked up I looked for something (call it hope) 99
On the Act of Regarding Another: Some Thoughts on Live Performance, Silence, and Fragility 133
The Orphan Sea 143
Notes on Contributors 205
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