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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Theatre Forum

Your correspondent was most pleased today to receive her copies of international theatre journal Theatre Forum, a fab magazine focusing on innovative theatre that is published out of University California San Diego. My interest is particular - I was invited to write an introduction to a play of Daniel Keene's. It's nice to be in glossy print, and there will be more - I'm working on a longer piece on direction for the next issue.

Keene's The Architect's Walk is one of two scripts published in the magazine. It's printed with some gorgeous photos of Tim Maddock's premiere at the 1998 Adelaide Festival, and of the French premiere, which was directed by Renaud Cojo at the Cloître des Célestins for the 2002 Avignon Festival.

The other published script is US Latina playwright Caridad Svich with her adaptation of Allende's The House of the Spirits, which premiered last year at the Repertorio Espanol in New York and in English at Houston's Main Street Theatre.

On the critical front, there are meditations on Jan Fabre, the Catalan group El Joglar, the Auckland troupe Playground and Romeo Castellucci's recent Dante extravaganza, as well as a comparative study of Japanese playwright Ota Shogo and Wang Chong. In other words, like the other issues I've got, it's a feast for the theatre gourmet.

You can subscribe through the web page here. Well, what are you waiting for?


George Hunka said...

I am on my way to my local newsstand tout suite, Alison. Congratulations!

That Caridad Svich is everywhere ...

Alison Croggon said...

Thanks, George! It doesn't quite exist on our news stands, alas...