FABRICATION: Special Events
Pier Paulo Pasolini Round Table, Thursday 18 November, Post-Show
An open discussion about the private, public and political lives of Pasolini, one of Italy's foremost artists of the twentieth century. The Print Room's production of Fabrication is the first time his theatrical works have been staged in the UK.
Alexander García Düttmann teaches Philosophy at Goldsmiths (University of London). He has published "Visconti: Insights into Flesh and Blood" with Stanford University Press.
Robert Gordon teaches modern Italian literature, cinema and cultural history at Cambridge University. He has written widely on the work of Pier Paolo Pasolini, including the book Pasolini. Forms of Subjectivity (Oxford Universtiy Press, 1996) and a DVD commentary for Theorem (BFI DVD, 2007).
John David Rhodes is Senior Lecturer in Literature and Visual Culture at the University of Sussex. His interests include European cinema, queer theory and the avant-garde. His publications include Stupendous Miserable City: Pasolini's Rome.
Darrow Schecter is a Reader in the School of History, History of Art and Philosophy at the University of Sussex. He writes about political theory, particularly on Gramsci and the history of the Left. He has just published The Critique of Instrumental Reason from Weber to Habermas and Critical Theory in the Twenty-first Century will appear in 2012.
This event is free to those attending that evening's performance of Fabrication. Running time: 40 minutes (approximately).
Jamie McKendrick Poetry Reading,Saturday 20 November, 5pm
Jamie McKendrick will be reading from his poems and translations, to coincide with the performance of his version of Pier Paulo Pasolini's Fabrication (Affabulazione).
Jamie McKendrick was born in Liverpool in 1955, lives in Oxford and has published five books of poetry including The Marble Fly, which won the Forward Prize for Best Collection, and most recently Crocodiles & Obelisks. A selected poems, Sky Nails, was published by Faber in 2001.
He edited The Faber Book of 20th-Century Italian Poems in 2004, and his translation of Giorgio Bassani's The Garden of the Finzi-Continis was published by Penguin Modern Classics in 2007. His translation of Valerio Magrelli's poems, The Embrace, 2009, won the Oxford-Weidenfeld Translation Prize. He is currently completing a translation of Bassani's The Gold-Rimmed Spectacles and a selection of the poems of Antonella Anedda.
Tickets: £5 (£3 concessions)
Running Time: 1 hour (approximately)
Question and Answer Session,Thursday 2 December, Post-show
Director Lucy Bailey and the cast answer questions about the rehearsal and performance of Fabrication.
This event is free to those attending that evening's performance of Fabrication.
Running time: 30 minutes (approximately).