Free Theatre ensemble member Marian McCurdy has just released a new book. Congratulations to Marian - a huge achievement - very exciting! Dude.
Titled Acting and its Refusal in Theatre and Film: the Devil Makes Believe, it has been published by Intellect and is distributed by University of Chicago Press.
Based on her PhD thesis, the book presents an analysis of a number of Free Theatre productions (Including Faust Chroma and Distraction Camp) and films such Lust, Caution directed by Ang Lee and Lars von Trier’s The Idiots.
We're planning a special official launch for Dr McCurdy's book in The Gym, possibly in conjunction with a special presentation of papers that are being developed towards a new book on Free Theatre by ensemble members. We'll keep you informed with dates and details.
It shows a very original way of looking at examples of the antitheatrical prejudice as practised by creative artists in various contexts. The study is enhanced by the author’s direct experience of such projects as participant.