A Style and Its Origins, Paperback / softback Book

A Style and Its Origins Paperback / softback


Howard Barker's alter-ego Eduardo Houth first materialised as the photographer of publicity images for Barker's theatre company.

The Wrestling School, one among many fictional identities assumed by him to screen a range of his activities, including set and costume design.

Writing of himself in the third person and in the historic tense, Barker/Houth achieves a fluency and an uncommon measure of objectivity, though objectivity is scarcely part of the intention.

The result is a unique exercise in self-description, partisan but without the shrill self-justification so common in authentic autobiography.

Barker/Houth's "A Style and Its Origins" is a literary creation, as befits its authorial origins; it is also a document of total originality and a rich source of dramatic and aesthetic history.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 150 pages
  • Publisher: Oberon Books Ltd
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  • Category: Plays, playscripts
  • ISBN: 9781840027181

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