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El Cuidador

Brooks, Pete and Quick, Andrew (2006) El Cuidador. [Performance]

Type of Research: Performance
Creators: Brooks, Pete 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):

Peter Brooks

Research Interests

Contemporary Performance Design and Practice
The relationship between Design and Dramaturgy.
Post Dramatic Dramaturgies
Current Research
My current Research is practice based, and focuses on developing and understanding the dramaturgical opportunities offered by the use of new media (in particular digital film) within live performance.

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
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Event Location: Matucana 100, Santiago de Chile
Date Deposited: 04 Dec 2009 14:03
Last Modified: 25 Apr 2018 13:45
Item ID: 1197
URI: https://ualresearchonline.arts.ac.uk/id/eprint/1197

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