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Caravan of Dreams Theater Vol.2

By John Allen

Vol.2: In contrast with the first volume, the second is devoted to new mythologies and social forces. The three plays explore three American archetypal pursuits of happiness: the glory of the lone individual, the glamour of Hollywood and the magic lure of Space.

The Caravan of Dreams Touring Theater — also known as the `Theater of All Possibilities’ — was founded in 1967 by Director, Kathelin Hoffman, and dramaturge, Johnny Dolphin. Exercising the ensemble spirit of the Commedia Dell’arte and the Globe theater, it is a theater of ideas and energies that aims to stretch the boundaries of theatrical performance. It explores human intentions rather than reactions towards the making of history; in this way continuing the reach of Shakespeare, Goethe and Brecht. Johnny Dolphin (see above) has made his own versions of some of the greatest stories of the world, as well as creating new myths and images of our own age, for use by the Theater of All Possibilties in their performances.

Billy the Kid
Metal Woman
Tin Can Man

The folk hero BILLY THE KID defies the controls of a stagnant order- and the system strikes back, predictably, until a modern day ‘Billy’ cuts up and renews the myth so the hero can live to fight another day.

The America of Hollywood and glamour, illusion and image runs head-on into the America of idealist seekers after freedom and significance in the comedy of METAL WOMAN. Can everyone get what they want? In America–maybe!

The TIN CAN MAN shakes, rattles and rolls searching every dead-end alley and winds up on the threshold of the post-nihilist space age, disillusioned with every tried prescription for meaning, looking for the new frontier in which to “build a world closer to our hearts’ desire”.

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Publication Date: March 10, 2012 ISBN: 978-090779102-7 Categories: , ,

John Allen

John ‘Dolphin’ Allen, is author, poet, playwright who invented, conceived and co-founded the Biosphere 2 project – the world’s largest laboratory for global ecology. Biosphere 2 set a number of world records in closed life system work including, among others, degree of sealing tightness, 100% waste recycle and water recycle, and duration of human residence within a closed system (eight people for two years). Allen has also conceived and co-founded nine other projects around the world, pioneering in sustainable co-evolutionary development.

He is currently the Chairman of Global Ecotechnics Corporation. This is an international project development and management company with a Biospheric Design Division engaged in designing and preparing to build the second generation of advanced materially closed biospheric systems and ecologically enriched biomic systems (www.biospheres.com); and an EcoFrontiers Division which owns and operates innovative sustainable ecological projects of which he was the co-founder and chief designer in France, Australia (5000 acre savannah regeneration project), Puerto Rico (1000 acre sustainable rainforest project) and England (www.ecotechnics.edu).

Allen began the first manned Biosphere Test Module experiment in September 1988, residing in the almost fully recyclable closed ecological system environment for three days and setting a world record at that time, proving that closed ecological systems would work with humans inside. As the vice-president of Biospheric Development for the project, as well as Executive Chairman, Allen was responsible for the science and engineering that created the materially closed life system, as well as the development of spin-off technologies.

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Vol.2: In contrast with the first volume, the second is devoted to new mythologies and social forces. The three plays explore three American archetypal pursuits of happiness: the glory of the lone individual, the glamour of Hollywood and the magic lure of Space.

The Caravan of Dreams Touring Theater — also known as the `Theater of All Possibilities’ — was founded in 1967 by Director, Kathelin Hoffman, and dramaturge, Johnny Dolphin. Exercising the ensemble spirit of the Commedia Dell’arte and the Globe theater, it is a theater of ideas and energies that aims to stretch the boundaries of theatrical performance. It explores human intentions rather than reactions towards the making of history; in this way continuing the reach of Shakespeare, Goethe and Brecht. Johnny Dolphin (see above) has made his own versions of some of the greatest stories of the world, as well as creating new myths and images of our own age, for use by the Theater of All Possibilties in their performances.

Billy the Kid
Metal Woman
Tin Can Man

The folk hero BILLY THE KID defies the controls of a stagnant order- and the system strikes back, predictably, until a modern day ‘Billy’ cuts up and renews the myth so the hero can live to fight another day.

The America of Hollywood and glamour, illusion and image runs head-on into the America of idealist seekers after freedom and significance in the comedy of METAL WOMAN. Can everyone get what they want? In America–maybe!

The TIN CAN MAN shakes, rattles and rolls searching every dead-end alley and winds up on the threshold of the post-nihilist space age, disillusioned with every tried prescription for meaning, looking for the new frontier in which to “build a world closer to our hearts’ desire”.

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Weight .375 lbs
Dimensions 7.75 × 6 × .25 in
Pages 152

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