Two Letters-- and Counting!

Two Letters-- and Counting!

eBook - 2013
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Univ of Toronto Pr
Although he has won plaudits and awards for work in film, television, and on stage, Tony Nardi?s most recent headlines have been earned by his Three Letters, in which he is the only actor who reads letters he has composed and that address a variety of social, cultural, and professional subjects. These Letters are not at all like other dramatic monologues ? Spalding Gray?s or Joan Didion?s The Year of Magical Thinking or Quentin Crisp?s The Naked Civil Servant or any other of a very broad genre ? because they are not meant to be simply memoirs or epistles. For one thing, they are studded with phrases and sentences in French and Italian rather than being all in English. The Letters also constitute a long, serial J?accuse, where each monologue has been provoked by a distinct experience.

Association of Canadian Publishers
Although he has won plaudits and awards for work in film, television, and on stage, Tony Nardi's most recent headlines have been earned by his TWO LETTERS … And Counting!. Two Letters is based on two actual letters sent to “middle-men” of the Canadian cultural scene: a film/television producer and two theatre critics. Letter One articulates an actor/writer's struggle with cultural stereotypes in Canadian theatre/film/TV. Letter Two challenges misconceptions about commedia dell'arte by present-day theatre critics and directors. It explores a history of an 'actor-less' theatre culture in Canada at the hands of 'director's theatre,' in which, increasingly, a tradition of over-trained actors and under-trained directors is encouraged. "...And Counting!" (Letter Three) is a postmortem of Two Letters, and a journey into the present state of theatre, culture (and funding).

Publisher: Toronto : Guernica Editions, 2013
ISBN: 9781550716917
Characteristics: 1 online resource


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