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Hurts Given and Received /Slowly  

Hurts Given and Received /Slowly $19.95 ex GST
$21.95 inc GST
Howard Barker re-examines the creative life of the artist through one of his most fascinating and appalling creations. Provocative ideas, pungent poetic language, and savage wit build a thought-provoking allegory of the artist’s relationship with society.

Review
Barker, with witty, wicked glee, pricks the pomposity of the tortured artist - The Times

Oberon Books | 978-1-84943-016-6 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB

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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