Cover, Jacket (front) Baize Bound Beauty, image source: Publisher

Work Description

Taking the form in essence of a play, this creative tour de force by the composer and writer Michael Higgins is the first volume of ‘In Search of the Missing Orrery’, a contemporary performance cycle based on the medieval mystery play tradition. The narrative of Baize Bound Beauty unfolds around thirteen diverse characters on a morning of February 2nd, in a sequence of 26 acts, 10 intervals and performance duration of 15 hours. Accompanying the text is a set of detailed stage directions, a unique index and over one hundred illustrations by the author combining to produce a highly complex work, but one with remarkable clarity that retains a sense of its single conception.

Publisher Note

A separate performance volume with the scores and libretti for the fifty five pieces of music accompanying Baize Bound Beauty is published concurrently under the title 'rain rain, rain'.

Artists’ Book

Baize Bound Beauty

— The Game of Billiards and its Relation to the True Humanity of Destiny

by Michael Higgins

Release Place Liverpool, United Kingdom
Edition 1st Original edition
Release Date 30th June 2020
Author: Michael Higgins
Artist: Michael Higgins
Printrun 50
Original Price 20.00 GBP
Subform Paperback
Style/Movement Contemporary Perfomance Art
Genre/Content Form Play
Topics Religion
Themes Mysticism
Methods Collage, Music, Playwriting
Language English
Work Creation Date 2020
Format Paperback
Binding Perfect bound
Dimensions 29.7 × 21.0 × 1.2 cm
Weight 880 gram
Pages 235, paginated
Content Text, Image plates
Color Black

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