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y Every Breath single work   drama  
Issue Details: First known date: 2012 2012
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'A family under threat - from what, we don't know - hires a young security guard, Chris. He spends long hours, day and night, by the pool, watching. One by one, in their private universes of plate glass and good food, each family member is drawn to Chris. A dangerous game of fantasy and privilege begins.
Every Breath
is an extraordinary debut written by a theatre-maker at the top of his game. Darkly funny, sweetly eerie, and strangely familiar, this is about what happens when prosperity gives us the licence to see the world as we want to see it.' (Source: Belvoir St Theatre website)

Notes

  • Epigraph: We have considered the act of estranging practical human activity, labour; in two of its aspects. (1) The relation of the worker to the product of labour as an alien object exercising power over him. The relation is at the same time the relation to the sensuous external world, to the objects of nature, as an alien world inimically opposed to him. (2) The relation of labour to the act of production within the labour process. This relation is the relation of the worker to his own activity as an alien action not belonging to him; it is activity as suffering, strength as weakness, begetting as emasculating, the worker's own physical and mental energy, his personal life - for what is life by activity? - as an activity which is turned against him, independent of him and hot belonging to him. Here we have self-estrangement, as previously we had the estrangement of the thing.

    -Karl Marx
    Okonomisch-philosophische Manuskripte
    (Hamburg: Meiner Verlag, 2005)

Production Details

  • Written and Directed by Benedict Andrews
    Performed at Belvoir Street Theatre, Upstairs Theatre, Surry Hills NSW on 24 March - 29 April 2012.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

First known date: 2012
    • Strawberry Hills, Inner Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales,: Currency Press , 2012 .
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      Extent: 46p.
      ISBN: 9780868199290 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

Creativity That Won’t Be Cut Michaela Boland , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 19 August 2016; (p. 15)
False Sense of Security Elissa Blake , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 2 March 2012; (p. 11)
Sex With a Security Guard Proves to Be Not so Arresting Jason Blake , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 30 March 2012; (p. 9)

— Review of Every Breath Benedict Andrews 2012 single work drama
Drawn into Hideen Vortex of Sexuality John McCallum , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 30 March 2012; (p. 15)

— Review of Every Breath Benedict Andrews 2012 single work drama
It's a Plague on the Theatres as Another Actor Calls in Sick Elissa Blake , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 15 April 2012; (p. 4)
A New Generation Delivers Clare Morgan , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 20 October 2011; (p. 4)
Sex With a Security Guard Proves to Be Not so Arresting Jason Blake , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 30 March 2012; (p. 9)

— Review of Every Breath Benedict Andrews 2012 single work drama
Drawn into Hideen Vortex of Sexuality John McCallum , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 30 March 2012; (p. 15)

— Review of Every Breath Benedict Andrews 2012 single work drama
A New Generation Delivers Clare Morgan , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 20 October 2011; (p. 4)
False Sense of Security Elissa Blake , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 2 March 2012; (p. 11)
It's a Plague on the Theatres as Another Actor Calls in Sick Elissa Blake , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 15 April 2012; (p. 4)
Creativity That Won’t Be Cut Michaela Boland , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 19 August 2016; (p. 15)
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