Tuesday, 20 February 2007

Tuesday, 13 February 2007

Act 3

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Act 1

Act1

Costumes for the females...

I found these dresses in Hyde Park. I thought the cut and the neutral/sandy colour might be suitable - perhaps with plain white belts/waistbands (£13.50 for the three).

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Friday, 9 February 2007

design concept

an alternate reality, very similar to ours today but perhaps with a backwards almost postapocolytic atmosphere of repression and angst, perhaps a society under sumptuary law like in margret atwood's handmaid's tale. perhaps with more dystopic utilitarian 1940s starting points.


all ideas subject to change.

Wednesday, 31 January 2007

Afew items..

Guys!hope alls good in UK lazarus land without me, ive found afew things to post but internet v expenno over here so you will just have to wait, facebook me or myspace me anything you need, Susanna Davies-Crook, myspace/zannadc, cool cool, x

Hedda Script £1.25 on amazon

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Hedda-Gabler-Dover-Thrift-Henrik/dp/0486264696/sr=8-2/qid=1170250543/ref=pd_ka_2/026-5784372-2099659?ie=UTF8&s=books

buy this so we can rip it to shreads

Lady Lazarus outloud

http://www.bbc.co.uk/arts/poetry/outloud/plath.shtml

Paralytic

Saturday, 27 January 2007

Visual Inspiration


here is a painting i did about 3 years ago called 'The Four Artists'. They are from left to right Marilyn Monroe (d 1962), Sylvia Plath (d 1963), River Phoenix (d 1993) & Kurt Cobain (d 1994). The top row is the iconic image - how they were known to the world. The middle is the distorted 'inner life' of each artist - their dark & destructive personalities and how it illuminates their creative lives. The bottom is a bringing together of both elements - the human being & the artist, to create the truest visual representation of each (from my perspective). This painting was done on a canvas with oils and what you see is actually much brighter than the original. i want to do another version on the same subject, because this could be seen as nothing but a shrine (some people really hated it!).

Items to look out for: (props etc)

beehive
Bee Keepers suite
piano
pistols
oven
sofa
chairs
books/book case
punch/decanter
mauscript

top 100 books by women, might be interesting for research sake and about portrayl etc

  1. Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
  2. Interview With the Vampire by Anne Rice
  3. To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
  4. Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
  5. The Waves by Virginia Woolf
  6. Orlando by Virginia Woolf
  7. Nightwood by Djuna Barnes
  8. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton
  9. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
  10. Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton
  11. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall
  12. Burger’s Daughter by Nadine Gordimer
  13. The Dollmaker by Harriette Simpson Arnow
  14. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
  15. My √Āntonia by Willa Cather
  16. Fear of Flying by Erica Jong
  17. Fanny by Erica Jong
  18. Obasan by Joy Kogawa
  19. The Golden Notebook by Doris Lessing
  20. The Fifth Child by Doris Lessing
  21. The Grass Is Singing by Doris Lessing
  22. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  23. Woman on the Edge of Time by Marge Piercy
  24. A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley
  25. Her First American by Lore Segal
  26. The Color Purple by Alice Walker
  27. The Third Life of Grange Copeland by Alice Walker
  28. The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley
  29. Memento Mori by Muriel Spark
  30. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark
  31. Bastard Out of Carolina by Dorothy Allison
  32. Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys
  33. Anya by Susan Fromberg Shaeffer
  34. Trust by Cynthia Ozick
  35. The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
  36. The Kitchen God’s Wife by Amy Tan
  37. Chilly Scenes of Winter by Ann Beattie
  38. Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
  39. A Book of Common Prayer by Joan Didion
  40. Play It as It Lays by Joan Didion
  41. The Group by Mary McCarthy
  42. The Company She Keeps by Mary McCarthy
  43. The Little Disturbances of Man by Grace Paley
  44. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
  45. The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers
  46. The Death of the Heart by Elizabeth Bowen
  47. Wise Blood by Flannery O’Connor
  48. Anywhere But Here by Mona Simpson
  49. Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison
  50. Beloved by Toni Morrison
  51. Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons
  52. Mr. Fortune’s Maggot by Sylvia Townsend Warner
  53. Ship of Fools by Katherine Anne Porter
  54. Progress of Stories by Laura Riding
  55. Heat and Dust by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
  56. The Blue Flower by Penelope Fitzgerald
  57. The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende
  58. Possession by A.S. Byatt
  59. The Ghost Road by Pat Barker
  60. Rubyfruit Jungle by Rita Mae Brown
  61. Hotel du Lac by Anita Brookner
  62. Nights at the Circus by Angela Carter
  63. Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier
  64. Geek Love by Katherine Dunn
  65. We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson
  66. Excellent Women by Barbara Pym
  67. Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko
  68. Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant by Anne Tyler
  69. The Accidental Tourist by Anne Tyler
  70. Things Invisible to See by Nancy Willard
  71. Sexing the Cherry by Jeanette Winterson
  72. Disturbances in the Field by Lynne Sharon Schwartz
  73. Civil Wars by Rosellen Brown
  74. Stones for Ibarra by Harriet Doerr
  75. The Mountain Lion by Jean Stafford
  76. Novel on Yellow Paper by Stevie Smith
  77. The Shipping News by E. Annie Proulx
  78. The Mind-Body Problem by Rebecca Goldstein
  79. The Children of Men by P.D. James
  80. Stones From the River by Ursula Hegi
  81. The Life and Loves of a She-Devil by Fay Weldon
  82. Collected Stories by Katherine Mansfield
  83. Life in the Iron Mills by Rebecca Harding Davis
  84. The Beet Queen by Louise Erdrich
  85. The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin
  86. The Country Girls Trilogy by Edna O’Brien
  87. Realms of Gold by Margaret Drabble
  88. The Waterfall by Margaret Drabble
  89. The Locusts Have No King by Dawn Powell
  90. The Women’s Room by Marilyn French
  91. The Optimist’s Daughter by Eudora Welty
  92. The Stone Diaries by Carol Shields
  93. Annie John by Jamaica Kincaid
  94. Tell Me a Riddle by Tillie Olsen
  95. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein
  96. A Severed Head by Iris Murdoch
  97. Clear Light of Day by Anita Desai
  98. The Drowning Season by Alice Hoffman
  99. The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole by Sue Townsend
  100. The Pumpkin Eater by Penelope Mortimer

Ted and Sylvia

Adam found these brilliant videos on youTube


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also look at any of these for inspiration http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=sylvia+plath

Lazarus

Site Specific

Environmental Inclusive Theatre

based around 'hedda gabler' by Henrik Ibsen and the writings of Sylvia Plath

Set in DN10



and St George's Feild