Theatre of the Unimpressed: In Search of Vital Drama by Jordan Tannahill helps me understand some trapped experiences I had while watching theatre and some moments of pure freedom. It gives me the motivation to keep looking for the transcendent in performance.
The author’s insights speak directly to me whether he was writing about Sheila Heti’s play, “Death of a Salesman,” Robert LePage’s work or Cliff Cardinal’s “Huff.” It is the first book in a long time that relates to my lived Canadian life. I would be interested in hearing an American’s response to this Exploded Views.
I love the concluding chapter. So wise. I won’t spoil it for you if you haven’t read the book.
Read it and appreciate theatre for what it is and what it might be.