Derrida | Benjamin – Two Plays for the Stage

Derrida | Benjamin – Two Plays for the Stage

New publication: Derrida| Benjamin - Two Plays for the Stage by John Schad and Fred Dalmasso (the first-ever stage plays about Jacques Derrida and Walter Benjamin) Within the work of both Jacques Derrida and Walter Benjamin there is a buried theatricality, a theatre to-come. And, in the last fifteen years, there has been a growing awareness of this theatricality. To date, though, there has not been a published stage play about either Derrida or Benjamin. Cue Derrida| Benjamin, a volume that brings together two tragi-comic plays which mirror each other in a host of ways – above all, in the…
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For & Against: Art, Politics and the Pamphlet – Deadline: Friday 15th January 2017

For & Against: Art, Politics and the Pamphlet Invitation to participate in a public symposium Friday May 26, 2017 Loughborough University Keynote: Mark McGowan, aka Artist Taxi Driver and Chunkymark We invite you to respond to the idea, concept, format, aesthetic, function, relevance, purpose or history of the political pamphlet. Presentations will take two forms: Academic papers (20 mins) – responses to histories of the political pamphlet and its relevance and/or development in art practice Performative presentations (10 mins) in the form of ‘rants’ or manifestos – you are invited to interpret the format as imaginatively and provocatively as possible. Proposals…
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Last Train – HowTheLightGetsIn Festival, Hay-on-Wye 31st May 2016

Last Train - a thought thriller a play of voices by Fred Dalmasso & John Schad - based on John Schad’s 2007 book Someone Called Derrida HowTheLightGetsIn Festival, Hay-on-Wye 31st May 2016 https://howthelightgetsin.iai.tv/events/last-train-to-oxford-2309 Someone called Jacques Derrida, the philosopher, someone called him on the phone, someone who was dead.  A mystery, he thought, a mystery that begins in 1968 when Derrida visits Oxford and there he dies, several times.  Murder, he thought. So too thought another man, an Oxonian dying of dementia in 1996.  And so we investigate, not just the Oxford of the 1960s but the Oxford of the 1930s…
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