Patricia Forbes - Don't Exagerate

A Political Statement in the Form of Hysteria by Howard Barker

Patricia performs recitation of a poem by the playwright Howard Barker, and the title is "Don't Exaggerate". Rather than simply reading it, Patricia haas staged it, so I will be in costume. The writing of the poem is very classical in style, although written 30 years ago; the interest for the writer is me, the performer, using the techniques of the operatic/classical voice and applying it to the spoken voice, thereby giving a truly dramatic rendition of his work.

The sound and lighting is by Simon Barnes, a former music graduate of Bristol University, and his creation, using electronic sounds within the resonant acoustics of the Cathedral, has enhanced the dark and dramatic atmosphere of the piece.

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The Chapter House
Bristol Cathedral
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