State of Nature - Conception and Development
- Theatrescience website, December 2010
‘State of Nature’ is partially set in a Bengali tropical forest. Patrick has an aggressive form of dementia: Lewy Body. When his niece, Louise, comes to live with him and care for him it is both an act of love and a research project.
Patrick’s life, in his large, rambling house in the Cornish countryside, is shot through with another world of memory – of the Naxalbari Uprising in India, where his commitment to radical politics brought him together with the love of his life. As the division between past and present disintegrates, Patrick’s inner world refuses to be contained, and breaks out all around him.
An introduction to State of Nature as part of Not My Fault:
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