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39 Microlectures

39 Microlectures - 00 edition

ISBN13: 978-0415213936

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ISBN13: 978-0415213936
ISBN10: 0415213932
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Publisher: Routledge N. Y.
Published: 2000
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39 Microlectures - 00 edition

ISBN13: 978-0415213936

Matthew Goulish

ISBN13: 978-0415213936
ISBN10: 0415213932
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 00
Publisher: Routledge N. Y.

Published: 2000
International: No
Summary

A series of accidents has brought you this book. You may think of it not as a book, but as a library, an elevator, an amateur performance in a nearby theatre. Open it to the table of contents. Turn to the page that sounds the most interesting to you. Read a sentence or two. Repeat the process. Read this book as a creative act, and feel encouraged. 39 Microlectures: In Proximity of Performanceis a collection of miniature stories, parables, musings and thinkpieces on the nature of reading, writing, art, collaboration, performance, life, death, the universe and everything. It is a unique and moving document for our times. Matthew Goulish, founder member of performance group Goat Island, meditates on these and other diverse themes, proving, along the way, that the boundaries between poetry and criticism, and between creativity and theory, are a lot less fixed than they may seem. The book is revelatory, solemn yet at times hilarious, and genuinely written to inspire - orperhaps provoke - creativity and thought.

Author Bio

Matthew Goulish teaches at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Table of Contents

Introduction What is a microlecture?

1. Repetition

2. Criticism

3. Pedagogy

4. Beginnings

5. Hair

6. Women and Directing

7. Technologies of Dying

8. How does a Work Work Where?

9. The Kaleidoscopic Self

10. Three Noteworthy Departures

11. Failure To the reader-2 Source Notes

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