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"0" years and Zero People

Reflections of 9-11, six eyar later.

Y2K and Zero Ground ...

Life2.0 -- 3rd Millennium? [ Ethio Millennium POV ]

Heroes? Not even Characters?!

... 3 levels -- actor -- character -- characters, playing actors

notebook THEATRE

* PoMo = "Crazy State of Mind" (Living Curent/Modern as "After Now" Reality) :

... is it theatre expirience (dual time)?

... 2009 :

Postmodern Lessons for Modernity :


Film600 Of course, the challenging (tech) idea is to cast and produce the play online... [3sis02]

Bentley: When I wrote The Playwright as Thinker, which was my "beginning" 40 years ago, at the end of the book I had an essay which probably looks hopelessly naive now. It provided two models, one for the broader theater and the larger audience, a popular theater but not on the usual commercial basis. The second model was the small art theater for the avant-garde. So it could be said that I wanted to abolish capitalism and with it the Broadway theater! There was no television then, or none to speak of, and I suggested a big democratic peoples' theater and a small art theater. Of course we have the second to some degree -regional theaters and college theaters. The regional theaters are sometimes ahead of New York now. [Digaetani 29]

A Search for a Postmodern Theater: Interviews with Contemporary Playwrights by John L. Digaetani; Greenwood Press, 1991 - Robert Anderson - Alan Ayckbourn - Eric Bentley - Ed Bullins - Mart Crowley - Jules Feiffer - Horton Foote - Michael Frayn - Larry Gelbart - Amlin Gray - Simon Gray - John Guare - A. R. Gurney - Christopher Hampton - William M. Hoffman - Israel Horovitz - Tina Howe - David Henry Hwang - Albert Innaurato - David Ives - Barrie Keeffe - Romulus Linney - Craig Lucas - Terrence Mcnally - Adrian Mitchell - Richard Nelson - Marsha Norman - Eric Overmyer - David Storey - Timberlake Wertenbaker - August Wilson - Lanford Wilson - Paul Zindel

"It is essential to put an end to the subjugation of the theatre to the text, and to recover the notion of a kind of unique language half-way between gesture and thought." -Antonin Artaud. "The Theatre and its Double"

anatoly.org Arts&Letters He who cannot be a good follower cannot be a good leader. -- Aristotle


2007 -- "Second Theatre"?

... future theatre -- what a beautiful picture!

[ sample ]

Showcases :

RG.08 Master File :

"theatre w/anatoly" Stoppard's webpages:

theatre theory -- filplus.org/thr/stopprad
Hamlet 2008
RG or Hamlet2.o
forum/list --
... notes
10/7/2007 RG08 [ doc ]

To make "Director's Notebook" with Lulu?
Guide/WEB COMPANION to the play @ Amazon.com


... appendix

vTheatre : R/G are Dead ...

2008: Spring Theatre UAF [ pomo.vtheatre.net - postmodern theatre notes - pages ] ...

"Reflective" nature of Theatre (Mirror, Mimesis) : mad state of mind (Being and/vs Existence)

[ old Book of Spectator & spectator.vtheatre.net ]

... 2008 notes :

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schizophrenia -- impairments in the perception or expression of reality, most commonly manifesting as auditory hallucinations, paranoid or bizarre delusions or disorganized speech and thinking in the context of significant social or occupational dysfunction.

* A person experiencing schizophrenia may demonstrate symptoms such as disorganized thinking, auditory hallucinations, and delusions. In severe cases, the person may be largely mute, remain motionless in bizarre postures, or exhibit purposeless agitation; these are signs of catatonia.

... Living in an urban environment has been consistently found to be a risk factor for schizophrenia.

Psycho and Schizo

... They are craving for harmony : Karajan - Beethoven Symphony No. 3 'Eroica' - Part 1

... but the sound is broken, vanishing, comes back, destorted, other mechanical, cosmic sounds cut in, radio noice...

vtheatre @ film-north [ images = ptcasaweb album rg08 ]
Virtual Theatre w/Anatoly

Bentley: Whatever that is. I object to the word. "Modern" to me means of the present, so postmodern would be in the future. There is no postmodern art as yet if you are as fussy as I am about words. However, yes, we did have a movement which seems now to have ended. The last generation in this movement was the generation of Genet, Brecht, and Jean-Paul Sartre. It's the movement that began with Ibsen and Shaw, the great men of the turn of the century, and was renewed in the 1920s and '30s. You can't go on renewing a movement forever. There was a time when the Romantic movement was over. People began to be non-Romantic, anti-Romantic, etc. I just hope we get a better word than postmodern, which is confusing. Besides, there is no clearly new movement today and there are no geniuses -- maybe there are, but we haven't found them. Geniuses emerge as such later. So I have two objections to postmodernism: first, the use of the term and second, well, there are no great writers to replace the modernists.

DiGaetani: Do you feel there are no great playwrights these days?

Bentley: Samuel Beckett is a great writer, and he belongs very strongly to modernism, but he is dead now. Maybe I'm touching more on something that characterizes modernism in general. It was extremely negative in its philosophy. A recurrent, relentless negativism confronts us, and when people argue about Beckett they are not arguing about his style. The argument is always between one person who says "he's so pessimistic, he's so bleak" and another person who says "but not really, you know." The same conversation was taking place about Henrik Ibsen one hundred years ago. Have I said something now about the essence of modernism? [Digaetani 30]

theatre-uaf Theatre UAF Spring 2008 production + "Utopia Project" [webshow] u21.us

Director's Notes ?

Script Experience



Images or Sounds

... For T-BLOG: making up a role of spectator (Brechtian devise), although not fully developed and used, mini-insert (Marco-Polo) was done to compensate the "play for reading" sense of the "script" (not really a play). "Thealicality" = to save pomo "dramatic material" from being "literary theatre"...

How much do we know/care for R or G? Allegories like in mystery plays?

Bits and pieces of the original Hamlet -- just a concept, "cute" -- but where is the play?

Was Beckett right -- no more theatre?

From PoMo
... Self-references : all shows I directed, self-quotations

Starting with The Three Sisters as "3sis02"?


Archives: Oscar Wilde: The Importance of Being Earnest

overview of shows directories: 1999 -- 2006 [ list ]

... how and where?


Links Exchange -- webmasters = copy & paste:

updates --


Ros & Guil = Guilros


anatolant-blog "0" and "1" = 01 or 10 ?


cell-edu: Virtual Theatre

... Digital is NEW resurrection of the old world!