Posing on this Monday…..

GT + Legs and feet in a pensive mode

 

Link to nudes:

https://geraldthomasblog.wordpress.com/2019/07/03/hidden-and-not-so-hidden-nudes-gerald-thomas-at-65/

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Gerald Thomas lecturing: this is in Cork, Ireland, 2012

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Marco Nanini and I (2005). “A Circus of Kidneys and Livers” (written and directed by me)

LINK to my TripAdvisor review of “Oscar Wilde” (restaurant and bar)

https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g60763-d13110116-r695018995-Oscar_Wilde-New_York_City_New_York.html

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August 3, 2019 · 3:08 pm

DRESSED TO KILL :)

Creating a new fashion

GT- DEAD SEA MUD

GT- DEAD SEA MUD

MY favorite link: TOTAL EXPOSURE:

https://geraldthomasblog.wordpress.com/2019/07/03/hidden-and-not-so-hidden-nudes-gerald-thomas-at-65/

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Stones are rolling down my cheek. No Filter Tour, last night at the MetLife Stadium, N J

 

https://geraldthomasblog.wordpress.com/2019/07/03/hidden-and-not-so-hidden-nudes-gerald-thomas-at-65/

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Some thoughts….

Part of an ongoing conversation between myself and Hans Aschenbach

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Part of an ongoing conversation with my dearest friend Hans Aschenbach @hansaschenbach regarding new concepts / in the opera world (especially because Patrice Cherrou and Bob Wilson @bob___wilson and @philipglassmusic revolutionized all that back in the early 1970’s. So… bring “understood “ is not only a huge act of necessity and courage but without the likes of Duchamp, James Joyce and Gertrude Stein (snd Cage and Schoenberg) we would still be living in the Middle Ages! #geraldthomas#discussions #modernity #modernism #duchamp #jamesjoyce #avantgarde#arts

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“SWEET MEMORIES” – Philip Glass, GT, Julian Beck and….Beckett + GT …

Philip Glass, Gerald Thomas, Michael Riesman and Sarkovas 1987

JULIAN BECK BECKETT TRILOGY 1985 in my “Beckett Trilogy” at La MaMa

ESTADO DE S PAULO – CADERNO 2 – GT full page
1987

The American premiere of a work by Samuel Beckett has to be counted among the more significant events of any theatrical season. And when that premiere involves three patriarchs of today’s experimental theater, expectations are bound to run high. ”Samuel Beckett Trilogy” – an evening of short pieces that opens at the La Mama Annex on Sunday – will bring together George Bartenieff, Fred Neumann and Julian Beck. That three such figures should gather for almost a month of Beckett constitutes a rare kind of tribute from one generation of experimentalists – the three men are in their 50’s – to the 78-year- old author who started it all.

The man who brought this remarkable trio together is Gerald Thomas, the 30-year-old director of last year’s critically acclaimed production of the Beckett monodrama ”All Strange Away.”.”Mr. Thomas, discussing his casting coup during an interview the other day, spoke of the ”Beckettian qualities” of his three stars. ”I’d been an admirer of Julian’s for a long time, and there is something about his body, face, and mind – his aura of solemnity and peace – that strikes me as quintessentially Beckettian,” the director said. ”Fred Neumann is an old Beckettian whom I met a few years ago, when I saw him doing an extraordinary production of Beckett’s ‘Company.’ George Bartenieff, whom I had met in passing many times, always looked to me like Clove from ‘Endgame.’ ‘’ .”Mr. Thomas, discussing his casting coup during an interview the other day, spoke of the ”Beckettian qualities” of his three stars. ”I’d been an admirer of Julian’s for a long time, and there is something about his body, face, and mind – his aura of solemnity and peace – that strikes me as quintessentially Beckettian,” the director said. ”Fred Neumann is an old Beckettian whom I met a few years ago, when I saw him doing an extraordinary production of Beckett’s ‘Company.’ George Bartenieff, whom I had met in passing many times, always looked to me like Clove from ‘Endgame.’ ”

Mr. Bartenieff, with his wife, Crystal Field, is the co-founder and co- artistic director of Theater for the New City, the East Village company that has won more than 25 Obie awards and presented the New York premiere of Sam Shepard’s ”Buried Child.” Fred Neumann is a founder of Mabou Mines, the experimental theater collective, and recently won an Obie in the company’s production of Franz Xavier Kroetz’s ”Through the Leaves.” And Julian Beck, as a co- founder of the Living Theater, with his wife, Judith Malina, is an experimental theater legend. His appearance in ”Samuel Beckett Trilogy” will be his first stage performance outside his own troupe in 20 years.

Mr. Beck sees his monologue as being about ”the vacuity of existence in so many lives and our intense concentration on relatively insignificant things.” He added, ”It seems to me a critique of human sensibility in its present stage of evolution. But it ends with a significant note of survival and hope.”

Mr. Thomas, describing his approach to the works, returned to Mr. Neumann’s musical analogy. ”All three pieces are being directed very much on the brink of bursting into music, because in all of Beckett’s work you’re dealing with a mind conducting a dialectic. I like to divide it up in sounds. But in the end, these voices and the hidden emotional resources within them are different versions and evolutionary stages of a single being.”

 

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