July 28, 2016

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Exclusive Extract: The Forest and the Field by Chris Goode

Unbound is excited to release an exclusive extract from The Forest and the Field by Chris Goode.

The Forest and the Field is a polemical thinking-through of the whole concept of theatre as a ‘space’, and a politically motivated exploration of how, and where, that theatrical space meets the real world that surrounds and suffuses it.

'Anyone who follows theatre will know that Chris Goode is a poet and theatre-maker who's up there with the very best.' Guardian

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June 09, 2016

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Exclusive Extract: Action Plans: Selected Performance Pieces

Unbound is excited to release an exclusive extract from one of our publications. This extract is taken from Prof Carl Lavery's introduction to Action Plans: Selected Performance Pieces by Action Hero. The introduction is an A-Z of key ideas, themes and practices from Action Hero's work. Shown in the extract are the entries for A and Z. Available to view online and PDF.

Action Hero is one of the most exciting and original performance companies working in the UK today. Exploring the epic and the banal, they create performance that is intimate and invigorating. Their ongoing interests lie in the iconography of popular culture and its use; both as a weapon and as a shaped cultural memory. The audience become co-conspirators in work which is playful yet intellectually rigorous. The distinctive and accessible aesthetic developed through their 10-year collaboration is now influencing a new generation of theatre-makers.

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June 02, 2016

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Exclusive Extract: Introduction by Tim Etchells for 'The Future Show' By Deborah Pearson

Unbound is excited to release an exclusive extract from one of our publications. 

The Future Show is both a performance and an on-going project written by Deborah Pearson, award-winning writer, performer, Founder and Co-director of Forest Fringe. The Future Show is a piece that tells the story of a one person's future, starting from the end of a performance and going until the end of her life. Every script is re-written to be both time and site specific. This volume contains three past scripts for the show, and a Future Show Score, in case you are brave/foolish enough to attempt to write your own future.

The introduction to this publication was written by Tim Etchells who is an artist and a writer based in the UK whose work shifts between performance, visual art and fiction. He has worked in a wide variety of contexts, notably as the leader of the world-renowned Sheffield-based performance group Forced Entertainment.

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April 14, 2016

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Exclusive Extract: YMEDACA by Hester Reeve

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Unbound is pleased to stock a new publication made to document YMEDACA, a two year project by live artist Hester Reeve at Yorkshire Sculpture Park, featuring full colour in-situ project photography as well as extraordinary new drawings by the artist. 

The publication includes newly commissioned essays by Peter Abbs, Karl Rogers, Mark Vernon, with an introduction by YSP Senior Curator Helen Pheby and an interview between Hester Reeve and YSP Programme Coordinator Damon Waldock.

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