e-Smoker’s Theatre, or, Modern Drama for Vapers | Paul Rae

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We find a gesture which expresses one-half of [the actor’s] attitude – that of showing – if we make him smoke a cigar and then imagine him laying it down now and again in order to show us some further characteristic attitude of the figure in the play. If we then subtract any element of hurry from the image and do not read slackness into its refusal to be taut we shall have an actor who is fully capable of leaving us to our thoughts, or to his own. —Bertolt Brecht, ‘A Short Organum for the Theatre’ (1964: 194)

[I]t doesn’t take a genius to know that the real problem is capitalism. What leftists call the loss of the political is the fog they wander through because they’ve lost sight of the communist horizon. —Jodi Dean, The Communist Horizon (2012: 66)

Why should I vape? Vaping is an alternative to smoking. It provides a vaper with the sensations, rituals and nicotine that smoking provides, but without smoke and the vast number of dangerous chemicals found in smoke. —vaping.com, ‘New Users’ Guides: Vaping FAQ


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Vaping.com, ‘New Users’ Guide: Vaping FAQ’, http://vaping.com/guides/new-users-vaping-faq


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