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Studies in Motion: The Hauntings of Eadweard Muybridge

Kerr, Kevin

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ISBN 10: 0889228108 / ISBN 13: 9780889228108
Published by Talonbooks, 2014
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Title: Studies in Motion: The Hauntings of Eadweard...

Publisher: Talonbooks

Publication Date: 2014

Book Condition:Good

Edition: Second Edition.

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The stop-motion sequences of pioneer photographer Eadweard Muybridge captured the moving body on film for the first time and laid the foundation for modern cinema. Yet the man behind the camera lived a life filled with Victorian melodrama: infidelity, jealousy, betrayal, murder, and an abandoned child. Tried for murder after killing his wife’s lover, he was acquitted on the basis of justifiable homicide.

Those events, which predate his subsequent obsession with stopping time and freezing motion, become the ghosts that haunt Muybridge in the fictional world of Governor General’s Award winning dramatist Kevin Kerr’s play, Studies in Motion.

Cast of 4 women and 8 men.

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Kevin Kerr
Kevin Kerr is a playwright, director, actor and founding member of Vancouver’s Electric Company Theatre.

In the 1999/2000 season, he was Writer in Residence at Touchstone Theatre where he developed Unity (1918) (Talonbooks, 2002), which earned him the Governor General’s Literary Award for Drama. He is the recipient of three Jessie Richardson Awards for Outstanding Original Play (Brilliant!, The Score and Unity) and his work has been produced across Canada, in the United States, United Kingdom, France and Australia.

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