Lanark: A Life in Three Acts

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The first thing I remember is... falling. A young man arrives in a dying city with seashells in his pockets. He doesn't know who he is, or how he got here. He goes by the only...

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Lanark: A Life in Three Acts - David Greig
pdf | 292 KB | English | Isbn: 0571329233 | Author: David Greig | Release Date: 2015-10-08
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The first thing I remember is... falling. A young man arrives in a dying city with seashells in his pockets. He doesn't know who he is, or how he got here. He goes by the only name he can think of: Lanark. Lanark is a portrait of the outsider artist as a young man, an exploded life story like no other. This theatrical re-imagining of Alasdair Gray's classic novel takes us from the Dragon Chambers to the Cathedral of Unthank, from the post-war Glasgow School of Art to the sinister underground Institute, from the heavenly city of Provan to the hellish Elite Caf, combining science-fiction, realism, fantasy, and playful storytelling. 'Insanely ambitious... a heady, unsettling, unpredictable dream... this is a darkly playful and intriguingly dislocated evening in which chronological time, theatre's fourth wall, character conventions and all expectations get smashed.' Guardian Lanark: A Life in Three Acts was conceived in collaboration by David Greig and Graham Eatough and adapted for the stage in collaboration with the creative team. It was presented as a co-production between the Citizens Theatre and the Edinburgh International Festival at the Edinburgh International Festival 2015.
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#1 Lanark: A Life in Three Acts

Lanark: A Life in Three Acts Book David Greig
  • Author : David Greig
  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Release Date : 2015-10-08
  • Total Pages : 128
  • Genre : Performing Arts
  • Review : (215)

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The first thing I remember is... falling. A young man arrives in a dying city with seashells in his pockets. He doesn't know who he is, or how he got here. He goes by the only name he can think of: Lanark. Lanark is a portrait of the outsider artist as a young man, an exploded life story like no other. This theatrical re-imagining of Alasdair Gray's classic novel takes us from the Dragon Chambers to the Cathedral of Unthank, from the post-war Glasgow School of Art to the sinister underground Institute, from the heavenly city of Provan to the hellish Elite Caf, combining science-fiction, realism, fantasy, and playful storytelling. 'Insanely ambitious... a heady, unsettling, unpredictable dream... this is a darkly playful and intriguingly dislocated evening in which chronological time, theatre's fourth wall, character conventions and all expectations get smashed.' Guardian Lanark: A Life in Three Acts was conceived in collaboration by David Greig and Graham Eatough and adapted for the stage in collaboration with the creative team. It was presented as a co-production between the Citizens Theatre and the Edinburgh International Festival at the Edinburgh International Festival 2015.

#2 Robert Owen’s Experiment at New Lanark

Robert Owen’s Experiment at New Lanark Book Ophélie Siméon
  • Author : Ophélie Siméon
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2017-10-16
  • Total Pages : 173
  • Genre : History
  • Review : (101)

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This book provides an account of how, in the years 1800-1825, enlightened entrepreneur and budding reformer Robert Owen used his cotton mill village of New Lanark, Scotland, as a test-bed for a set of political intuitions which would later form the bedrock of early socialism in Britain. Drawing from previously unpublished archival sources, this study shows that New Lanark was not merely on the receiving end of Owen’s innovative brand of industrial paternalism, but also acted as a major source of inspiration for many aspects of his social system, including his desire to remodel society along communitarian lines. This book therefore reaffirms the centrality of New Lanark as the cradle of socialism in Britain, and provides a contextualised, social history of Owen’s ideas, tracing direct continuities between his early years as a paternalistic businessman, and his later career as a radical political leader. In doing so, it eschews the myth of New Lanark as a unidimensional ‘model’ village and addresses the ambiguities of Owen’s journey from paternalism to socialism.

#3 World Heritage Site Designation: New Lanark World Heritage Site, Scotland

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  • Publisher : Goodfellow Publishers Ltd
  • Release Date : 2011-11-30
  • Total Pages : 13
  • Genre : Business & Economics
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-03-02
  • Total Pages : 218
  • Genre : History
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'An Intrepid Scot' makes an important new contribution to the growing literature on the perceptions of the Islamic world and the 'Orient' in early modern Europe, at the same time as illuminating the attitudes of a Protestant from Northern Europe towards the Catholic South. In this book Edmund Bosworth looks at the life and career of William Lithgow, a tough and opinionated Scots Protestant, who had a seemingly insatiable Wanderlust and who managed to survive various misadventures and near-death experiences in the course of his travels. These took him through a dangerously Catholic Southern Europe to a dangerously Muslim Greece and Istanbul en route for his pilgrimage destination of the Holy Land; on another occasion he went through North Africa and returned circuitously via Central and Eastern Europe; but he was stopped in his tracks whilst endeavouring to reach the court of Prester John in Ethiopia, when he fell into the hands of the Spanish Inquisition and narrowly escaped a horrible death. Lithgow was one of several men of his time who journeyed eastwards, some as far as Persia and India, but unlike many others, he has not been the subject of a special study. Bosworth now places him within the context of the present interest in perceptions of the Islamic world and of the 'Orient' and 'Orientals' in early modern Europe. In addition to the entertainment of the travel narrative, the book shows how one Westerner of the time interpreted the alien East for his readers, and how the Ottoman Empire and its apparently unstoppable might both fascinated and struck fear into the hearts of those outside it.

#5 Alasdair Gray's "Lanark. A Life in Four Books". A truly postmodern work?

Alasdair Gray's
  • Author : Hedy Mühleck
  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Release Date : 2020-02-26
  • Total Pages : 19
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Review : (309)

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Seminar paper from the year 2011 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1.3, University of Heidelberg (Anglistisches Seminar), course: Postmodernism - Theory and Fiction, language: English, abstract: This paper aims to show how Alasdair Gray's famous first novel Lanark fits the postmodern label. Although Alasdair Gray has often been considered the postmodern Scottish writer par excellence, he does not necessarily fit that description, nor does he intend to fit it. In this paper, I will try to show how his famous "Lanark. A Life in Four Books" lives up to a postmodern label, and where it differentiates from it. For this purpose, I will begin with an outline of the concept of postmodern, paying special attention to developments in Great Britain. This outline can by no means provide a definition and shall only serve as defining guideline, to which I will then compare the most striking aspects of "Lanark" after giving a brief overview of its structure and the progress of its development.

#6 The Untrained Environmentalist

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  • Author : John Fenton,Philip Derriman
  • Publisher : Allen & Unwin
  • Release Date : 2010-07-01
  • Total Pages : 280
  • Genre : Nature
  • Review : (154)

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The true story of how John Fenton transformed his family's run-down sheep farm into a lush oasis by the simple act of planting trees - lots and lots of trees.

#7 Ringing in the Common Love of Good

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  • Author : Kerry Badgely
  • Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
  • Release Date : 2000-02-24
  • Total Pages : 360
  • Genre : Technology & Engineering
  • Review : (343)

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By the mid-1920s the UFO had gone into a period of decline from which it never recovered. The promise of equality hoped for by UFWO members never materialized and the UFCC, once a key component in the development of an alternative vision, began to focus more on profits than on politics. In Ringing in the Common Love of Good Kerry Badgley explores both the rise and the fall of the UFO, focusing on the Ontario counties of Lambton, Simcoe, and Lanark. He challenges the liberal-capitalist interpretation that the movement was nothing more than a group of impatient Liberals, as well as the Marxist view that the UFO consisted of self-interested independent commodity producers. Badgley argues that as the UFO broke free from hegemonic forces it developed alternative economic, political, and social visions, but that it was these same forces, combined with internal struggles and a conservative leadership, that ultimately resulted in the decline of the movement as a vehicle for democratic change in Ontario.

#8 The Awkward Spaces of Fathering

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  • Author : Stuart C. Aitken
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-03-23
  • Total Pages : 268
  • Genre : Science
  • Review : (140)

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Societal notions of fathers have evolved from the distant breadwinner through genial dad and masculine role model to today's equal co-parent. This book seeks to explore the spaces and movements of men-as-fathers. Weaving together theories of space, sexuality and political identity with the stories of fathers from a range of sources, including popular culture, it discusses the way in which geographies of space can disconnect and disempower fathers, while societal notions marginalize and disassociate them from raising children. It explores how fathering identities are shaped by family and community spaces and aims to move the definition of 'fathering' beyond its definition in opposition to 'mothering'. In doing so, it provides insights into the contradictory nature of father's lives and argues that, rather than moving away from the traditional notions of masculine roles, that the emotional work of fathering in itself is an heroic act.

#9 Why Scots Should Rule Scotland

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  • Publisher : Canongate Books
  • Release Date : 2014-02-20
  • Total Pages : 121
  • Genre : Political Science
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Alsadair Gray wrote the first edition of this book for the 1992 general election. In it he showed the poor state of present-day Scotland; gave a concise, elegant history of the Scottish people and their relations with the rulers of England; argued that Scotland should have a strong government elected by its own people. Five years later Scotland still does not have that and its state has worsened. The original chapters have been revised and largely rewritten. New chapters dealing with Scottish education, land owning, and law and the Labour Party bring the argument to date. This is a more openly political book than the first edition, written to persuade people who feel their vote does not much influence how their country is managed that Scottish independence matters, and that only one political party is honestly working to achieve it.