By Matthew Goulish

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'A sequence of injuries has introduced you this book.
You might imagine of it now not as a e-book, yet as a library, an elevator, an beginner functionality in a close-by theatre.
Open it to the desk of contents.
flip to the web page that sounds the main fascinating to you.
Read a sentence or two.
Repeat the process.
learn this ebook as an inventive act, and think encouraged.'
39 Microlectures: In Proximity of Performance is a set of miniature tales, parables, musings and thinkpieces at the nature of interpreting, writing, artwork, collaboration, functionality, lifestyles, dying, the universe and every thing. it's a particular and relocating rfile for our instances, jam-packed with interest and beauty, thoughtfulness and pain.
Matthew Goulish, founder member of functionality crew Goat Island, meditates on those and different different subject matters, proving, alongside the best way, that the bounds among poetry and feedback, and among creativity and conception, are much much less mounted than they could look. The publication is revelatory, solemn but from time to time hilarious, and surely written to motivate - or even impress - creativity and inspiration

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2 THE EXAMPLE OF WINDOWS 6 Most critics would not contest the idea that criticism exists to cause a change. But to 7 cause a change in what? 8 9 Rarely has a work of critical thought successfully caused a change in the artwork it 40 addresses. If a critic sees a film one day, and writes a review the next excoriating the 41111 these roads, if sincerely followed lead back to the discourse of complexity. 44 39 microlectures criticism weakness of the lead actor’s performance, that same critic could return to the theater on the third day, and, despite the conviction of his argument, encounter the actor’s performance unchanged.

Only one response can maintain us: gratefulness. Is not all thought, as Heidegger pointed out, a form of thanksgiving? 19 39 microlectures introduction 1111 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10111 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 20 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8111 9 30 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 40 41111 THANK YOU TO MY TEACHERS (in reverse chronology) THANK YOU TO VALUED COLLEAGUES AND FRIENDS I owe a debt which can never be repaid to everyone who is now or has ever been a member of Goat Island performance group, especially Lin Hixson, who kept me alive, and who never blinks.

And I said: What repetition? Although at the moment I had no idea what he meant, I did sense that a significant insight lay somewhere at the heart of our misunderstanding. Take for example the process of memorizing an alphabet. Is the act of recitation repetitious? One says one letter, and then another, and then another. But if all the letters are different, one could say there is no repetition. It is only at the point where a letter returns, and we recognize its return, that familiarity has occurred.

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