Scenes from an Execution by Howard Barker

Scenes from an Execution

byHoward Barker

Kobo ebook | August 24, 2012

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Commissioned to paint a vast canvas celebrating the triumphant Battle of Lepanto, the free-spirited Galactia creates instead a breathtaking scene of war-torn carnage. In her fierce determination to stay true to herself, she alienates the authorities and faces incarceration. Her younger lover Carpeta is approached to take over and seizes the assignment for himself.

Howard Barker's Scenes from an Execution makes sixteenth-century Venice the setting for a fearless exploration of sexual politics and the timeless tension between personal ambition and moral responsibility, between the patron’s demands and the artist’s autonomy.Art is opinion, and opinion is the source of all authority.

This edition includes a new essay by Howard Barker, entitled The Sunless Garden of the Unconsolled: Some Destinations Beyond Catastrophe.

Title:Scenes from an ExecutionFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:August 24, 2012Publisher:Oberon BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:184943557X

ISBN - 13:9781849435574

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