The influence of absurdist theatre on in-yer-face theatre in the 1990´s as exemplified by Beckett´s Endgame and Ravenhill´s Shopping and F***ing: Anne Katrin Fack
The influence of absurdist theatre on in-yer-face theatre in the 1990´s as exemplified by Beckett´s Endgame and Ravenhill´s Shopping and F***ing:1. Auflage Anne Katrin Fack
Zola called Selfridges a ´great cathedral of shopping´, and its high priest was Harry Gordon Selfridge, father of modern retailing, philanderer, gamble dandy and the greatest showman the consumer world has ever known. The charismatic Selfridge had created nothing less than a lavish ´theatre of retail´.
The ground-breaking debut from one of the most important playwrights of the last decade, now in a student edition ´´Shopping and Fucking is a darkly humorous play for today´s twenty-somethings a real coup de theatre´´ Nicholas de Jongh, Evening Standard ´´Plunges you into the world of disposability, disconnection and dysfunction, where relationships to be trusted have to be reduced to transactions strong stuff´´ Paul Taylor, Independent ´´Ravenhill has more to say, and says it more refreshingly and wittily, than any other playwright of his generation´´ Time Out
This ground-breaking drama was Mark Ravenhill´s first full-length play and part of a movement in the 1990s of ´´in your face´´ British theatre which frankly dealt with issues of sex and violence and pointedly challenged societal values. The play explores how consumerism has become our new value system which reduces everything else to a mere transaction, as shopping malls become the new cathedrals of Western consumerism. The plot follows a crowd of drifters and sex traders in a seedy area of London in the 1990s. Five main characters are linked loosely and intermittently and at the center of the play is an ever-changing love triangle of petty criminals. It is a gritty, grimy urban society, a depressing microcosm of drugs, shoplifting, prostitution, and sexual adventure. The characters have shunned morality and conduct hedonistic and destructive lives in this shocking, humorous, nihilistic play that examines a completely corrupted society.
Learn about the history of Shakespeare´s Globe Theatre in London with iMinds Travel´s insightful audio knowledge series. The roar of the crowd. The laughter from the stalls. The gentle breeze of a summer’s day. All of this and more encompasses you as you watch a performance at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. The theatre is situated on the South bank of the Thames River in London. The Globe Theatre that visitors flock to today is actually a replica of the original. The first incarnation was founded in 1599 by a group of thespians, one of whom was William Shakespeare. iMinds will tell you the story behind the place with its innovative travel series, transporting the armchair traveler or getting you in the mood for discover on route to your destination. Perfect to listen to while commuting, exercising, shopping or cleaning the house.. iMinds brings knowledge to your MP3 with 8 minute information segments to whet your mental appetite and broaden your mind. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Abbey Holmes. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/imnd/000172/bk_imnd_000172_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
There are nine articles in the first part of this double issue:COMMENT´´Testing the Climate´´, by Elizabeth Kolbert: On the climate´s big week.LUMP OF COAL DEPT.´´Who´s Scrooge?´´, by Lizzie Widdicombe: A modern-day Scrooge.THE FINANCIAL PAGE´´A Buyer´s Christmas´´, by James Surowiecki: Why has retailing gotten so hard?CHECK, PLEASE´´The Frog at Forty-Five´´, by Mimi Sheraton: Arranging the flowers at La Grenouille.JAZZ DEPT.´´Life on Mars´´, by David Remnick: The Coen brothers of jazz.ONWARD AND UPWARD WITH THE ARTS´´Demolition Man´´, by John Lahr: Harold Pinter and The Homecoming.POP MUSIC´´Stairway to Here´´, by Sasha Frere-Jones: Led Zeppelin returns.THE THEATRE´´Family Planning´´, by Hilton Als: Tracy Letts and Aaron Sorkin on irreconcilable differences.THE CURRENT CINEMA´´Settling Scores´´, by Anthony Lane: Reviews of the new films Charlie Wilson´s War, Sweeney Todd, and Persepolis. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Todd Mundt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/071219/pe_nyer_071219_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Elite Directory for San Francisco and Oakland:A Residence Address, Visiting, Club, Theatre and Shopping Guide, Containing the Names of Over Six Thousand Society People (Classic Reprint) Argonaut Publishing Company
Millionaires, surgeons, serial killers, CEOs: I light their cigarettes, mix their drinks. We engage in conversation. I am the facilitator of good times. I am a hostess. Step into the surreal world of a Tokyo hostess club and gain an exclusive underground pass through the eyes of author Chelsea Haywood as she explores a way of life unique to the Japanese, experiencing $600 dinners, kabuki theatre, Harajuku shopping sprees and first-class trips to ´anywhere you want to go´. This is the true story of one girl´s immersion in the world of hostessing, a late-night entertainment for wealthy Japanese men drawn from the traditional institution of the geisha. While the foreign slowly becomes familiar, Chelsea´s initial enthusiasm turns into turmoil as she struggles to maintain both her sanity and her marriage in the face of material excess and relentless temptation. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Eloise Oxer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/boli/001011/bk_boli_001011_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
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