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Someone Called Derrida

Schad, J and Dalmasso, Frederic (2012) Someone Called Derrida. [Performance] (Unpublished)

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A dramatised adaptation
of John Schad’s documentary novel
by Fred Dalmasso & John Schad

Someone Called Derrida is a real-life murder mystery that focuses on not only the famous French philosopher, Jacques Derrida’s complex relationship to Oxford but also the final years in the life of the author’s own father, 1990-1996 - years overwhelmed by dementia, nightmare and memories of, inter alia, the public school at which he had boarded during the Second World War. Every factual detail is, as far as the author can tell, correct; moreover, the voices which surround the author are verbatim: Jacques Derrida’s words come directly from a single book of his called The Post Card (1979); the nightmare-words of the author’s father are as transcribed in the 1990s by the author’s mother; and the words that detail life both in Oxford and at the boarding school all come direct from published accounts. All references for all details and quotations can be found in the book.

Item Type: Performance
Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: Jacques Derrida
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
Divisions: College of Arts, Humanities and Education > School of Arts
Depositing User: Frederic Dalmasso
Date Deposited: 01 Mar 2013 12:06
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2020 16:58

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