The Bull Calf Admires Jonathan Ball's Clockfire for Daring to Imagine the Impossible

By Gregory Betts
The Bull Calf
October 5 2011

The Bull Calf praises Jonathan Ball's Clockfire, a book that invites new and exciting imaginative possibilities even as it rails against the limitations of contemporary theatre. Clockfire, a collection of impossible-to-produce conceptual plays, is available from Coach House:

'Ball presents the fantastic, impossible, and disturbing acts that populate Clockfire in a calm, precise tone that focalizes all of the energy in each scenario onto its conceptual surprise. This remarkably effective technique shifts the focus of the book from the stylistic and formalist experiments that shaped Ball’s previous writing to a precise and radical reimagining of the boundaries of art.'

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