Astonish Me! First Nights That Changed the World

Dromgoole, Dominic


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Author: Dromgoole, Dominic
Publication date: 27/10/2022
Imprint: Profile Books UK
Pages: 384
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9781788166805

It tells of times when ‘the air between people seems to alter’ as art achieves profound change, across the globe and across history.

Dominic Dromgoole has created a radical and fresh canon. He begins in New York in 1963, as Lorraine Hansberry remakes American theatre and a nation’s perception of race. And then, as the lights go up, we find ourselves in Renaissance Florence, watching Michelangelo’s David being hauled into the Piazza della Signoria. The dust settles and we are transported to the birth of theatre in fifth-century Athens – and then to Paris to meet with Diaghilev and Stravinsky for the Rite of Spring. We witness kabuki’s creation, as a radical women’s performance, in Kyoto; the Sex Pistols shattering Thatcherite Britain at Manchester’s Free Trade Hall; and watch as Hitchcock directs Psycho.

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