American Avant-Garde Theatre

American Avant-Garde Theatre

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  • Author: Arnold Aronson
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136370765
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 256

This stunning contribution to the field of theatre history is the first in-depth look at avant-garde theatre in the United States from the early 1950s to the 1990s. American Avant-Garde Theatre offers a definition of the avant-garde, and looks at its origins and theoretical foundations by examining: *Gertrude Stein *John Cage *The Beat writers *Avant-garde cinema *Abstract Expressionism *Minimalism There are fascinating discussions and illustrations of the productions of the Living Theatre, the Wooster Group, Open Theatre, Ontological-Hysteric Theatre and Performance Group. among many others. Aronson also examines why avant-garde theatre declined and virtually disappeared at the end of the twentieth century.


Avant Garde Theatre

Avant Garde Theatre

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  • Author: Christopher Innes
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 113492089X
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 272

Examining the development of avant garde theatre from its inception in the 1890s right up to the present day, Christopher Innes exposes a central paradox of modern theatre; that the motivating force of theatrical experimentation is primitivism. What links the work of Strindberg, Artaud, Brook and Mnouchkine is an idealisation of the elemental and a desire to find ritual in archaic traditions. This widespread primitivism is the key to understanding both the political and aesthetic aspects of modern theatre and provides fresh insights into contemporary social trends. The original text, first published in 1981 as Holy Theatre, has been fully revised and up-dated to take account of the most recent theoretical developments in anthropology, critical theory and psychotherapy. New sections on Heiner Muller, Robert Wilson, Eugenio Barba, Ariane Mnouchkine and Sam Shepard have been added. As a result, the book now deals with all the major avant garde theatre practitioners, in Europe and North America. Avant Garde Theatre will be essential reading for anyone attempting to understand contemporary drama.


Avant-Garde Theatre Sound

Avant-Garde Theatre Sound

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  • Author: A. Curtin
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137324791
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 260

Sound experimentation by avant-garde theatre artists of the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries is an important but ignored aspect of theatre history. Curtin explores how artists engaged with the sonic conditions of modernity through dramatic form, characterization, staging, technology, performance style, and other forms of interaction.


British Avant-Garde Theatre

British Avant-Garde Theatre

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  • Author: C. Warden
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137020695
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 216

This book explores an under-researched body of work from the early decades of the twentieth century, connecting plays, performances and practitioners together in dynamic dialogues. Moving across national, generational and social borders, the book reads experiments in Britain during this period alongside theatrical innovations overseas.


Theories of the Avant-garde Theatre

Theories of the Avant-garde Theatre

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  • Author: Bert Cardullo
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 0810887045
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 185

In this collection of essays by avant-garde theatre's most creative practitioners—directors, playwrights, performers, and designers—these writings provide direct access to the thinking behind much of the most stimulating playwriting and performance of the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries.


Dramaturgy of Sound in the Avant-garde and Postdramatic Theatre

Dramaturgy of Sound in the Avant-garde and Postdramatic Theatre

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  • Author: Mladen Ovadija
  • Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
  • ISBN: 0773588671
  • Category : Drama
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 224

Sound is born and dies with action. In this surprising, resourceful study, Mladen Ovadija makes a case for the centrality of sound as an integral element of contemporary theatre. He argues that sound in theatre inevitably "betrays" the dramatic text, and that sound is performance. Until recently, theatrical sound has largely been regarded as supplemental to the dramatic plot. Now, however, sound is the subject of renewed interest in theatrical discourse. Dramaturgy of sound, Ovadija argues, reads and writes a theatrical idiom based on two inseparable, intertwined strands - the gestural, corporeal power of the performer’s voice and the structural value of stage sound. His extensive research in experimental performance and his examination of the pioneering work by Futurists, Dadaists, and Expressionists enable Ovadija to create a powerful study of autonomous sound as an essential element in the creation of synesthetic theatre. Dramaturgy of Sound in the Avant-garde and Postdramatic Theatre presents a cogent argument about a continuous tradition in experimental theatre running from early modernist to contemporary works.


Theatre History Studies 2008

Theatre History Studies 2008

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  • Author: Rhona Justice-Malloy
  • Publisher: University of Alabama Press
  • ISBN: 0817355022
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 202

Theatre History Studies is a peer-reviewed journal of theatre history and scholarship published annually since 1981 by the Mid-American Theatre Conference (MATC), a regional body devoted to theatre scholarship and practice. The conference encompasses the states of Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio. The purpose of the conference is to unite persons and organizations within the region with an interest in theatre and to promote the growth and development of all forms of theatre.


Trends in the Avant-garde Theatre of the United States During 1960's

Trends in the Avant-garde Theatre of the United States During 1960's

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  • Author: Samuel Larry Grossman
  • Publisher:
  • ISBN:
  • Category : American drama
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 686


A Formalist Theatre

A Formalist Theatre

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  • Author: Michael Kirby
  • Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
  • ISBN: 9780812213348
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 178

Michael Kirby was the most outspoken exponent of formalist theater and founded the Structuralist Workshop in the 1960s to explore this style of performance. He called it "Structuralist" (capitalizing the term popularized by Levi-Strauss) to make a distinction between his emphasis on spatial and temporal form (i.e. structure) and the historical association of formalism with styles and abstraction. The book is based on articles written over the course of a decade for the Drama Review, a quarterly journal Kirby edited for fourteen years. In Part I, "Formalist Analysis," analytical continua are developed and applied to acting, style, and structure; Kirby devotes Part II, "The Social Context," to an analysis of the current state of criticism, theatre as a political tool, and the current state of the avant-garde; Part III, "Structuralist Theatre," describes performances produced by Kirby under the auspices of his structuralist workshop as well as several Structuralist films.


Holy Theatre

Holy Theatre

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  • Author: Christopher Innes
  • Publisher: CUP Archive
  • ISBN: 9780521269438
  • Category : Drama
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 283