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JARMAN (all this maddening beauty) and other plays

“JARMAN (all this maddening beauty”) and Other Plays is a collection of three radically poetic works for live performance by OBIE Award–winning playwright Caridad Svich. The playtexts includes a lyrical meditation on the legacy of iconic queer artist Derek Jarman, a meditation on displacement and human suffering (Carthage/Cartagena), and an intimately operatic reflection on Penelope and Odysseus (The Orphan Sea). Accompanied by scholarly essays placing the plays in context, this book showcases the beautiful strangeness and profound resistance in Svich’s work.

“Svich is one of the finest poet/playwrights of this generation. . . . She is a playwright whose plays perform like dramatic poems that are wondrous to the ear and moving to the heart.”—Seth Gordon, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis

212 pages | 9 halftones | 7 x 9 | © 2016


Literature and Literary Criticism: Dramatic Works

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Table of Contents

Beautiful Strangeness: The Plays of Caridad Svich 
Kevin Brown
‘When I think of him, I think of angels’: Introducing JARMAN (all this maddening beauty)
Theron Schmidt
Performing JARMAN (all this maddening beauty) 
John Moletress
JARMAN (all this maddening beauty)
Caridad Svich
Laying Siege to Carthage 
Pedro de Senna
Carthage/Cartagena: when I looked up I looked for something (call it hope) 
Caridad Svich
On the Act of Regarding Another: Some Thoughts on Live Performance, Silence, and Fragility 
Caridad Svich
The Orphan Sea 
Caridad Svich

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