|Type of Research:||Performance|
|Creators:||Brooks, Peter and Quick, Andrew|
Directed by Brooks, El Cuidador represents a very radical approach to the staging of Harold Pinter's classic theatre text The Caretaker.
The production was experimental but built securely on previous research in juxtaposing mediated and live material, in particular those developed in 'Hotel Methuselah'. The staging uses the text of the 1963 film version that has been translated and then remade in digital video using Spanish-speaking actors who attempt to retain the original English language cadences of the original film version. This film material is then viewed through a cinemascope ratioed aperture against which is played a live variant version of the original text. The piece is both a new production of the play and an exploration of the process by which material is transformed by translation/translocation, from live performance to mediated performance and back, from one language/culture to another and from one historical period to another.
It continues my practical research into new forms of narrative making use of new and mixed technologies. The technologies and theatrical devices are explored, not for their experimental novelty, but as a way of re-considering and re-structuring the narrative and text.
|Additional Information (Publicly available):||
Contemporary Performance Design and Practice
|Your affiliations with UAL:||Colleges > Central Saint Martins|
|Date:||1 November 2006|
|Funders:||Centro Cultural de Matucana 100, Santiago de, Chile, Fondart, Chile, British Council|
|Related Websites:||http://www.escaner.cl/enelcamino.html, http://teatrovision.blogspot.com/2006/11/el-cuidador.html, http://www.lanacion.cl/prontus_noticias/site/artic/20061109/pags/20061109222154.html|
|Event Location:||Matucana 100, Santiago de Chile|
|Date Deposited:||04 Dec 2009 14:03|
|Last Modified:||23 Apr 2010 15:01|
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