2019/05/14

Hello Internet;

What have I done with my first day off in over a month you ask? Read. It’s raining out so I can't paint outside. I’ve cleaned the house and cooked dinner. The laundry is done. So all that’s left is the snuggle up with a book. Today I’m cracking open a book that has been sat on my shelf for over a year. Theatre Without Borders by Robert Astle. I bought this copy at Owls Nest Book Store before it closed its doors forever.

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Here’s the bio:

Who are the artists who are currently invigorating Canadian theatre? They are the artists who come to the theatre through the “back door” — eccentrics, absurdists, puppeteers, clowns, raconteurs, and solo performance artists who are looking at our place in the world through physical comedy, satire, subversive humour, ingenuity. Their creations are generous, inventive and always infused with a high level of virtuosity. Much of this work is “borderless” — that is to say it breaks down the borders between the public and performer — mocking our preoccupations and pretensions, communicating stories with images, allusion, metaphor and unforgettable characters that fully engage the audience.

The artists profiled in this lively book have toured their works extensively, have performed to audiences around the globe to great acclaim and have influenced young performers through teaching and performance.

Through in-depth interviews, photographs and representative texts, readers are also given the opportunity to be introduced to an astounding cross-section of influential English and French Canadian performance artists who are truly creating theatre without borders.