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Ecstatic Bible, The  

Ecstatic Bible, The $35.41 ex GST
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A testament to the millenium, that sweeps through a landscape shaped by the European political and social experience of the twentieth century.

A series of interlocking narratives negotiate a strange landscape — streets, a chateau, a hospital ward of war wounded — inhabited by amoral and passionate characters. Provocative imagery and poetic language are suffused with a rich, dark humour. This intriguing collection of parables lacking in morality carries profound echoes of pain and comic contradiction.

Oberon Books | 978-1-84002-413-5 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | HB

Author

Howard Barker is an internationally renowned dramatist, whose first plays were performed at Royal Court Theatre and by the Royal Shakespeare Company. Since 1992 his work has been presented by his own company, The Wrestling School, http://www.thewrestlingschool.co.uk/. Barker is also a poet and theorist of theatre, whose ‘Theatre of Catastrophe' defines a new form of tragedy for our times: ‘ Theatre of Catastrophe takes as its first principle the idea that art is not digestible. Rather, it is an irritant in consciousness, like the grain of sand in the oyster's gut…’

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