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Quarantine was established in 1998 by directors Richard Gregory and Renny O’Shea with designer Simon Banham. We make original theatre, performance and public events with and about the people who are in it. Whatever form it takes, our work begins and ends with the people in the room. Over the last 20 years, we've collaborated with a shifting constellation of artists, performers and people who've never done anything like this before. Our work seeks to create the circumstances for a conversation between strangers...

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Summer. Autumn. Winter. Spring. Staging Life and Death

Between 2014 and 2016, Quarantine produced the first iteration of Summer. Autumn. Winter. Spring., an epic quartet comprising three live performances and one film. The full quartet premiered at the Old Granada Television Studios in Manchester in March/April 2016.

This illustrated volume is both a case study of the work, and an investigation into the various themes surrounding it. At the heart of the work is the human life cycle and our relationship with time: the processes of living and dying, the experience of looking backwards and forwards, of being in the present, and of reflection on the stages of life. This volume collects together a range of artists, producers and thinkers who have significant things to say about these important themes.

Order: Summer. Autumn. Winter. Spring. Staging Life and Death

Edited by: Simon Banham, Sarah Hunter, Michael Brady and Renny O’Shea
Published by: Manchester University Press (October 2019)
ISBN: 978-1-5261-4347-1 

Contributors: Michele Aaron; Michael Baldwin; Simon Banham; Michael Brady; Havi Carel; Rachel Davies; Cristina Delgado-García; Martin Elftert; Richard Gregory; Biray Kolluoğlu; Rania Ho; Sonia Hughes; Sarah Hunter; Lisa Mattocks; Joslin McKinney; Renny O’Shea; Carolyn Price; Travis Rieder; Leentje Van De Cruys; Zafer Yenal; Mary Zournazi.