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Summer. Autumn. Winter. Spring. Staging Life and Death

By Quarantine

Edited by Simon Banham, Sarah Hunter, Michael Brady and Renny O'Shea

Summer. Autumn. Winter. Spring. Staging Life and Death

Book Information

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 978-1-5261-4347-1
  • Pages: 216
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Price: RRP £25.00, NOW £15.00
  • Published Date: November 2019
  • BIC Category: Theatre Studies, PERFORMING ARTS / Theater / Stagecraft, PERFORMING ARTS / Theater / Direction & Production, PERFORMING ARTS / Theater / Playwriting, Theatre Management, The arts / Theatre studies, The arts / Theatre: individual actors & directors
  • Series: Manchester University Press

Description

Between 2014 and 2016, Quarantine produced the first iteration of Summer. Autumn. Winter. Spring., an epic quartet comprising three live performances and one film. The full quartet premiered at the Old Granada Television Studios in Manchester in March/April 2016.

This illustrated volume is both a case study of the work, and an investigation into the various themes surrounding it. At the heart of the work is the human life cycle and our relationship with time: the processes of living and dying, the experience of looking backwards and forwards, of being in the present, and of reflection on the stags of life. This volume collects together a range of artists, producers and thinkers who have significant things to say about these important themes.

Contents

Preface
Richard Gregory and Renny O'Shea

1 An interview with Simon Banham, Richard Gregory and Renny O'Shea, part one
Cristina Delgado-García

Summer.
2 An interview with Simon Banham, Richard Gregory and Renny O'Shea, part two
Cristina Delgado-García
3 A programme note from Summer.
Cristina Delgado-García
4 Awkwardly placed: repeating scenographies
Simon Banham
5 Living things: material entanglements in Quarantine's Summer.
Joslin McKinney
6 Underscoring Summer.

Michael Baldwin

Autumn.
7 An interview with Simon Banham, Richard Gregory and Renny O'Shea, part three
Cristina Delgado-García
8 Looking back with regret
Carolyn Price
9 as at 5th Jan 2016, 2.30pm
Sonia Hughes
10 Entitled drinking in a changing world
Biray Kolluoglu and Zafer Yenal
11 Turning into darkness
Martin Elfert

Winter.
12 An interview with Simon Banham, Richard Gregory and Renny O'Shea, part four
Cristina Delgado-García
13 Illness, suffering, death: a philosophical conversation between Michael Brady and Havi Carel
Michael Brady and Havi Carel
14 Winter. A Reflection
Rachel Davies
15 Sharing in Winter.: film, participatory practice and the art of dying
Michele Aaron
16 Processing Winter.
Sarah Hunter and Lisa Mattocks

Spring.
17 An interview with Simon Banham, Richard Gregory and Renny O'Shea, part five
Cristina Delgado-García
18 Wu Jin: recipes for jam and survival
Rania Ho
19 Worry and hope among future parents
Travis Rieder
20 From hope to care: some reflections on hope in a post hope world
Mary Zournazi
21 Gloria

Leentje Van de Cruys

List of contributors

Editors and Author

Simon Banham is Reader in Scenography and Theatre Design at Aberystwyth University. He is a founder member of Quarantine, and has created the scenography for all their productions since 1998.

Michael Brady is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Glasgow, and philosopher-in-residence for Quarantine.

Sarah Hunter makes and produces theatre and visual art. She has worked regularly with Quarantine as an artist, producer, and researcher.

Renny O'Shea is a co-founder of Quarantine, and has worked as director and dramaturg on many of their projects.

Summer. Autumn. Winter. Spring. Staging Life and Death

By Quarantine

Edited by Simon Banham, Sarah Hunter, Michael Brady, Renny O'Shea

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