The Resource Forward, (electronic resource)

Forward, (electronic resource)

Label
Forward
Title
Forward
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Language
eng
Summary
Forward was partly inspired by a ten-day sailing expedition around the Svalbard Archipelago, located halfway between Norway and the North Pole. Spanning a hundred years and thousands of kilometres from the sixtieth parallel North to the top of the world, Forward presents a poetic history of energy development in Norway from the initial passion that drove explorer Fridtjof Nansen to the North Pole, to the consequences of decades of our addiction to fossil fuels. A blend of theatre and electropop music, the play progresses backwards from 2013 to 1893, and zeroes in on close to forty characters whose day-to-day lives illustrate how the choices we make often have unintended consequences. Woven through this history is the passionate love affair between Nansen and sea ice, embodied as a character in the play. Expressing herself only through song, Ice, who has waited for millennia for the arrival of her lover, is bracing to meet her destiny. A relay race through time, where each generation passes the baton to the next, Forward takes a compassionate look at the legacies we leave behind, and at what we are willing to do for love. Ultimately, Forward is about climate change. It's a story about how an Arctic explorer fell in love with Ice (embodied as a character in the play), and unwittingly opened up the Arctic for development. A story about people having good intentions that led to unintended consequences. A story about who we are in all our glorious imperfection. But Forward is also a story of hope. It is an invitation to collectively grieve for what we lost, for what we continue to lose every day, so that we can forgive ourselves. It is a reminder that if we come together as a community, we will find a solution. Forward is the second play of the Arctic Cycle - a series of eight plays that examine the impact of climate change on the eight countries of the Arctic. The play takes its title from Nansen's ship Fram, which is the Norwegian word for "forward." With a foreword by Una Chaudhuri, a professor at New York University who studies the geography of drama, and an introduction by Tael Naess, a Norwegian writer and playwright
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Midwest
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1968-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bilodeau, Chantal
Dewey number
819.22
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
Series statement
The Arctic Cycle
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Climatic changes
  • Expeditions
  • Sailing
  • Electronic books
  • Norway
  • North Pole
  • North Pole
Target audience
adult
Label
Forward, (electronic resource)
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Publication
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online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781772013030
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
13578609
Publisher number
MWT13578609
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Forward, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781772013030
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
13578609
Publisher number
MWT13578609
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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