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punchdrunk

 [punch´drunk]
a traumatic encephalopathy of prizefighters resulting from cumulative cerebral concussions, with general slowing of mental functions, bouts of confusion, and scattered memory loss.

punch·drunk syn·drome

a condition seen in boxers (that is, pugilists), often years after their retirement, and presumably caused by repeated cerebral injury; characterized by weakness in the lower limbs, unsteadiness of gait, slowness of muscular movements, tremors of hands, dysarthria, and slow cerebration.

punchdrunk

An imprecise term pert. to the behavioral consequences of traumatic brain injury in boxers who have received many blows to the head. If severe, cognitive and motor functions of the brain may be affected. Symptoms may resemble those of Parkinson's disease. Synonym: dementia pugilistica
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Pete Higgins, Punchdrunk's artistic director, said: "We are hugely excited to share our production, Small Wonders with Edinburgh audiences."
Britain and Germany were like two punchdrunk fighters, nearly played out but not willing to quit the ring
Among the audience members participating in Duality were two members of Punchdrunk, the British troupe that created Sleep No More and many other works that have led a trend in Europe and the U.S.
It's like a bunch of punchdrunk boxing heavyweights have been chucked in a ring and are so intent on battering lumps out each other that they've forgotten the crowd is there.
Past productions include Punchdrunk, Tourettes Diva, Jerry Springer the Opera and Jacksons Way - winner of the 2004 Perrier Award in Edinburgh.
In 2011, the still-running Sleep No More by Punchdrunk became a hit and introduced the concept to theatergoers; Queen of the Night, by the same team, gave the genre an R-rated dinner-theater twist.
While in the South West, Alexander was influenced by companies such as Punchdrunk. The theatre company was a pioneer in the form of immersive theatre, in which the audience is free to choose what to watch and where to go.
British Theatre Companies 1995-2014: Mind the Gap, Kneehigh Theatre, Suspect Culture, Stan's Cafe, Blast Theory, Punchdrunk
Immersive theatre specialists Punchdrunk and Absolut have created a game where you solve the mystery of the main character disappearing.
"Over-worked, punchdrunk staff with low morale suffer all of the known problems associated with working in that type of environment.
The "immersive" performances of productions by the UK theater company Punchdrunk, offer another case in point.
La inmersion, sin embargo, no es siempre un bano rejuvenecedor, sino la ocasion (como en Sleep no more, adaptacion libre de Macbeth por el grupo ingles Punchdrunk, radicado en Nueva York) para forzar los limites de lo que se puede hacer soportar a un espectador provocandolo, estimulando su voyerismo, infligiendole el espectaculo del sufrimiento, real o simulado, poniendolo ante sus responsabilidades eticas: ?que es lo que el acepta ver, sufrir, tolerar?