[After Hazlitt’s essay]2019
Coming Soon… a new show from the creative team behind The Tragedian. A dramatisation of Hazlitt’s classic essay ‘The Fight’, considered to be the first piece of Gonzo journalism and one of the defining pieces of prose writing from the master of observation. The Fight will deconstruct Hazlitt’s tale in order to examine the spectacle of violence and why we’re drawn to celebrate acts of brutality. With additional texts from a variety of contemporary and not-so contemporary sources, we’ll play with perceptions of heroic individualism, hyper masculinity and how we choose our heroes.
R&D in spring 2019 is supported by a Hall For Cornwall Creation Spaces grant.
“Friends, have you ever seen a fight? If not, you have a pleasure to come, at least if it’s a fight like this…”
“The tempt for greatness is the biggest drug in the world.”