Tuesday Pre-Show Talks - 7pm, every Tuesday - free to ticket holders (6, 13, 20 November). Dr. Cynthia Lawford will discuss Howard Barker's ideas about and goals for the theatre, particularly his interest in tragedy and myth and his use of language. She will also look briefly at the Biblical story behind the play.
EXHIBITION: MON AMI WATTEAU
Paintings by Howard Barker
(Left: The Ecstasy of Charlotte Corday)
(Right: Dead You Said)
The Print Room is proud to present the paintings of Howard Barker in a new exhibition MON AMI WATTEAU.
Hot on the heels of our very own LOT AND HIS GOD and the National's SCENES OF AN EXECUTION, The Print Room's beautiful balcony gallery space is hosting the powerful paintings of Howard Barker.
Howard Barker's characteristic style - figures situated in ambiguous and frequently desperate situations, usually in open landscapes, and always in a strictly limited range of colours and tones - reflect his way with theatre. His set designs, and the costumes which are integrated into them, are similarly monochromatic and austere, and in directing actors Barker always seeks the significant gesture which might amplify or sometimes contradict the text.
Howard Barker has been acclaimed as "England's greatest living dramatist" (The Times). As his plays challenge, unsettle and expose with a vital energy and vivid imagination, so do his paintings.
Open daily before the show Monday - Saturday, 6.30pm - 7.30pm - free entry to all ticket holders.
Other times by appointment.
All works exhibited are available for sale. Catalogue available on request.
Please call 020 7221 6036 for details.
The Print Room, 34 Hereford Road, W2 5AJ