Eugenio Barba and the Golden Apple: Witnessing Odin Teatret's Rehearsals (Paperback)

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Eugenio Barba and the Golden Apple: Witnessing Odin Teatret's Rehearsals (Paperback)

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In September-October 2010 and February-March 2011, Diana Cozma had the privilege of watching the rehearsals of The Chronic Life, directed by Eugenio Barba, in Holstebro, Denmark, when she lived at Odin Teatret's guest house. Eugenio Barba's dramaturgy is discussed in the first part of the book, The Biography of a Dramaturgical Language, while the second part, The Dramaturgy of a Spectator, based on her rehearsal diary, reveals her reflections on Barba's evocative dramaturgy and her emotional and intellectual responses to the rehearsal process.

"I feel the author's intensity in describing the actions and thoughts of the director and the actors who for years have accompanied her in her writing both in Romanian and English. I recognise the same tension, the same desire and effort that flow from a certain passionate reaction in the human being: gratitude towards the person who opened our eyes and awakened our energies.

I recognise the origin of this writing, the nature of its particular style. It reminds me of my struggle with words or with the incandescence of the actors, in the attempt to cross over into that dimension of reality which forces us to go beyond what we are. It is a struggle that is constantly accompanied by the temptation to abandon and give up.

Style is the luminous radiography of the darkness within us." (excerpt from the Foreword by Eugenio Barba).

Product Details ISBN: 9781789632040
ISBN-10: 1789632048
Publisher: Choir Press
Publication Date: June 1st, 2021
Pages: 174
Language: English