Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Brook's Theatrical Laboratory

“I see… a vicious ruined world, where puny, fearful, hard men live tiny lives… no more flowers, no more purity; ambition, corruption, commerce; it's the age of Kali, the black time. The countryside's a desert, crime stalks the cities… The fire rises borne by the wind, fire pierces the earth, cracks open the underground world, wind and fire calcinate the world…”
Peter Brooks

The experiment began by each actor attempting to communicate an internal state purely by thought transfer, adding vocal sound and physical rhythms “to discover what was the very least he needed before understanding could be reached”, and developing a body language “beyond psychological implication and beyond monkey-see-monkey-do facsimiles of social behaviourism”.

“If you imagine music buried in the earth for a few thousand years, decayed back to its sources, not the perfectly structured thing we know as music, then that is what we tried to unearth”.
Ted Hughes


Blogger JamilaLighthouse said...

Being without language but also Being without a sense of spirituality, which we know is not really Being! Then again, it is my assumption that this was a Godless experiment simply because I remember Ted Hughes being situated in a very corporeal world. I gues the focal point for them would be a kind of nothingness whereas if we were to try to think outside of forms, we would still have a focus, even if one that we cannot describe...

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