The forest and the field

The forest and the field

by Chris Goode
30th May, 2014

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The Forest and the Field is a polemical thinking-through of the whole concept of theatre as a 'space', and a politically motivated exploration of how, and where, that theatrical space meets the real world that surrounds and suffuses it. The book begins by demolishing the notion of the 'empty space' and drawing careful and suggestive distinctions between 'space' and 'place'. It moves on to consider how the body - of the actor, or of the spectator - is read within the theatrical encounter, and how meaning is created in the turbulent movement of signs between performer and audience. Finally it interrogates the wider relationship between theatre and its 'outside', culminating in an attempt to answer the familiar question of whether theatre can change the world - and, if it can, how it might. Chris Goode's plays include Speed Death of the Radiant Child (The Drum, Theatre Royal Plymouth, 2007), King Pelican (The Drum, Theatre Royal Plymouth, 2009), The Loss of All Things (The Bush Theatre, 2011), Monkey Bars (Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, 2012), God/Head (Ovalhouse Theatre, London, 2012), Men in the Cities (Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, 2014), Infinite Lives (Tobacco Factory, Bristol, 2014), Mad Man (The Drum, Theatre Royal Plymouth, 2014) and Mirabel (Ovalhouse Theatre, London, 2018). In 2017, he adapted and directed Derek Jarman's Jubilee for the Royal Exchange, Manchester and the Lyric Hammersmith.

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Author: Chris Goode

Publisher: Oberon Books

Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781849434751

Publication Date: 30th May, 2014

Pages: 312

Dimensions: 210 x 130 x 21 mm

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