David Jones, artist and poet (1895-1974) begins his PREFACE TO THE ANATHEMATA :

'I have made a heap of all that I could find.' (1) So wrote Nennius, or whoever composed the introductory matter to Historia Brittonum. He speaks of an 'inward wound' which was caused by the fear that certain things dear to him 'should be like smoke dissipated'. Further, he says, 'not trusting my own learning, which is none at all, but partly from writings and monuments of the ancient inhabitants of Britain, partly from the annals of the Romans and the chronicles of the sacred fathers, Isidore, Hieronymous, Prosper, Eusebius and from the histories of the Scots and Saxons although our enemies . . . I have lispingly put together this . . . about past transactions, that [this material] might not be trodden under foot'. (2)

(1) The actual words are coacervavi omne quod inveni, and occur in Prologue 2 to the Historia.
(2) Quoted from the translation of Prologue 1. See The Works of Gildas and Nennius, J.A.Giles, London 1841.

28 April 2014

TAR : Square Theatre in the Round

The performance begins as 

we observe

the Uber-Actor look down into the Theatre Square.

The performance continues as 
this cast of experienced character Under-Actors look back up at the Junior Uber-Actor.

] performance of variable duration (

The performance concludes as
the Uber-Actor and the Underlings, 
plus those of us in the Gods and those in the Stalls,
all sing together the Chorus of 'Happy' :

Because I’m happy

Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof
Because I’m happy
Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth
Because I’m happy
Clap along if you know what happiness is to you
Because I’m happy
Clap along if you feel like that’s what you wanna do 

- Pharrell Williams, Happy

 ] Exeunt (

Theatre of the Actors of Regard  
A Person Looks At A Work Of Art/
someone looks at something ...