Cross-artform creations and collaborations

Thursday, July 31, 2014

We Were Almost Entirely Happy

In 2009 a group of young artists came together to create cross-artform work A Tale of Winged Things, inspired by the poetry fragments of Sappho. From this work, Weave Length Productions was formed, named so by writer/performer Smiljana Glisovic.
Don't miss her new collaborative theatre work We Were Almost Entirely Happy this September at La Mama Theatre.

Love. Painfully inexpressible.
The loneliness of this inexpression causes weird pain.
- George Barker

In 1938, Elizabeth Smart, browsing in a bookshop in London, discovered George Barker’s poetry, determined to marry him, and began raising the funds to bring him to her home in Canada. George and Jessica Barker arrived at the bus stop in June 1940. Elizabeth Smart was there to pick them up.

We Were Almost Entirely Happy is an exploration of Elizabeth Smart’s By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept (1945), and George Barker’s The Dead Seagull (1950). In each, Smart and Barker detail a ‘fictional’ account of their life-long love-affair.

I was writing about one thing: the emotion felt by a woman in love.
- Elizabeth Smart

Text by Smiljana Glisovic after Elizabeth Smart and George Barker

Directed by Caitlin Dullard

Performed by Smiljana Glisovic, Olivia Wilson and Stuart Duffield

Designed by Simon Coleman

Sound by Anita Quayle

Image by Georgia Symons

Wed 6.30pm | Thu, Fri, Sat 7.30pm | Sun 4pm

Approx 70 minutes

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