‘I Think with My Eyes’ explores masterpieces of Robert Wilson
Publish Date : Wednesday 7 October 2015 - 23:59
IBNA- The book ‘I Think with My Eyes: Visual Theatre of Robert Wilson’ penned by the literary translator Reza Shirmarz explores the works by Robert Bob Wilson, the leading American experimental theater stage director.
In an interview with IBNA
, Reza Shirmarz said that the book investigates the works by Wilson
including ‘The King of Spain’ (1969), ‘The Life and Times of Sigmund Freud’
(1969), ‘KA MOUNTAIN AND GUARDenia TERRACE’
(1979), ‘The Life and Times of Joseph Stalin
’ (1973), ‘A Letter For Queen Victoria
’ (1974), as well as ‘Lecture on Nothing’.
‘I Think with My Eyes: Visual Theatre of Robert Wilson’ consists of nine chapters including ‘An Introduction to Visual Theatre’, ‘Life and the Times of Bob Wilson’, ‘Wilson, A Compiler Director’, ‘Wilson and Dramatic Texts’, ‘The Aesthetics in Wilson’s Theatre’, ‘Wilson from the Perspective of His Colleagues’, ‘Wilson and David Lynch
’, ‘Timeline of Wilson’s Works’ and ‘Wilson in Image’.
Robert Wilson, born in Waco, Texas, is one of the leading avant-garde directors in contemporary theatre. However, prior to ‘I Think with My Eyes: Visual Theatre of Robert Wilson’ solely one book ‘Robert Wilson: the Space Theatre” penned by Maria Shevtsova had been published in Iran.
Shirmarz in the prologue of his book notes that “to be honest, the first challenge in writing the book was that Robert Wilson is the champion of the avant-garde and provides no ruler for his works to be assessed”.