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Behind the Bars

Behind the Bars ART & PERFORMANCE NOTES Still from Tacita Dean’s Kodak (2006), 16 mm color and b/w film, optical sound. Photo: Courtesy Marian Goodman Gallery, New York. BEHIND THE BARS Peter Wood The Brig by Kenneth Brown, directed by Judith Malina, The Living Theatre, New York City, April 19–September 30, 2007. Troubled that I don’t remember dreams I had a dream About remembering dreams. Judith Malina, “Remembering Dreams” T hat the Living Theatre has returned to New York City, inaugurating a new theatre space— their first in NYC since 1993—with a production of The Brig evokes just such a “dream about remembering dreams.” Indeed, the Living Theatre itself is like a half-remembered dream that niggles at the back of your head all day long and you know something really amazing/ insightful/profound happened in your sleep, but you can’t quite articulate what you have lost upon awakening. Consider: The Living Theatre is one of America’s oldest, continually operating theatre companies. Created by Julian Beck and Judith Malina in 1947, the company has performed throughout the world, created landmark moments of theatre history, and maintained a fierce ideology of love, justice, and pacifism. In the right—well, rather the wrong—hands, the Living could http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art MIT Press

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Publisher
MIT Press
Copyright
© 2008 Peter Wood
Subject
Art & Performance Notes
ISSN
1520-281X
eISSN
1537-9477
DOI
10.1162/pajj.2008.30.1.57
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ART & PERFORMANCE NOTES Still from Tacita Dean’s Kodak (2006), 16 mm color and b/w film, optical sound. Photo: Courtesy Marian Goodman Gallery, New York. BEHIND THE BARS Peter Wood The Brig by Kenneth Brown, directed by Judith Malina, The Living Theatre, New York City, April 19–September 30, 2007. Troubled that I don’t remember dreams I had a dream About remembering dreams. Judith Malina, “Remembering Dreams” T hat the Living Theatre has returned to New York City, inaugurating a new theatre space— their first in NYC since 1993—with a production of The Brig evokes just such a “dream about remembering dreams.” Indeed, the Living Theatre itself is like a half-remembered dream that niggles at the back of your head all day long and you know something really amazing/ insightful/profound happened in your sleep, but you can’t quite articulate what you have lost upon awakening. Consider: The Living Theatre is one of America’s oldest, continually operating theatre companies. Created by Julian Beck and Judith Malina in 1947, the company has performed throughout the world, created landmark moments of theatre history, and maintained a fierce ideology of love, justice, and pacifism. In the right—well, rather the wrong—hands, the Living could

Journal

PAJ: A Journal of Performance and ArtMIT Press

Published: Jan 1, 2008

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