The Rehearsal is the debut novel by Eleanor Catton. It was released by Victoria University Press in New Zealand in The Rehearsal was later bought by Granta Books in the UK and released there in July Contents. [hide]. 1 Plot summary; 2 Themes; 3 Critical reaction; 4 Film version; 5 Bibliography; 6 References. 17 Jul This astonishing debut novel from young New Zealander Eleanor Catton is a cause for surprise and celebration: smart, playful and self-possessed, it has the glitter and mystery of the true literary original. Though its impulses and methods can only be called experimental, the prose is so arresting, the. The Rehearsal has ratings and reviews. Colin said: I enjoy rating and seeing ratings on Goodreads immensely, however I can't help but notice ce.
The Rehearsal: A Novel [Eleanor Catton] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. A teacher's affair with his underage student jolts a group of teenage girls into a new awareness of their own power. Their nascent desires surprise even themselves as they find the practice room where they rehearse with their. 11 Jun Enter the New Zealander Eleanor Catton, stage left, delivering a wildly brilliant and precocious first novel (she's in her mids) that's not easy to describe. Nonlinear and occasionally tricky to follow, it's a series of plays within plays; and as in a piece of experimental theater, its characters often break. 5 Jul Lucy Beresford praises Eleanor Catton's The Rehearsal, a debut novel about performing and personas that asks questions about what is real.
15 Mar Theater,” says one of the characters in Catton's shrewd if turgid debut, “is a concentrate of life as normal.” This idea must be em. 24 Sep A review, and links to other information about and reviews of The Rehearsal by Eleanor Catton. 3 Aug New Zealander Eleanor Catton's masterstroke in this remarkable first novel is to immerse herself in the psychological hall of mirrors that is the teenage mind, but to apply an anthropological precision to what she finds there. She sets The Rehearsal in the heightened atmosphere of drama school, private.