The Semblance of the Real

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The Semblance of the Real is a one-act play by Douglas Livingstone (1932-1996).

Original text

Devised and produced for the University of Natal, Department of Speech and Drama (Durban) in 1976. The play uses stage ritual, mime and choreographed movement to show 'the imaginary world behind real situations'. Livingstone (in Modern Stage Directions) says: "This short neo-Gothic work represents an experimental exploration of the uncoscious by means of the ancient kabbalistic sefirothic forms combined with endocrinology..."

Published in Modern Stage Directions in 1984 (eds Stephen Gray and David Schalkwyk, pub Maskew Miller).

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