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American Avant Garde Theatre

Author : Arnold Aronson
ISBN : 9781136370762
Genre : Performing Arts
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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.
Category: Performing Arts

Theories Of The Avant Garde Theatre

Author : Bert Cardullo
ISBN : 9780810887046
Genre : Performing Arts
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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.
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Avant Garde Theatre 1892 1992

Author : Christopher Innes
ISBN : 0415065186
Genre : Performing Arts
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Examining the development of avant garde theatre from the 1890s up to the present day, this book exposes a central paradox of modern theatre; that the motivating force of theatrical experimentation is primitivism. This is central to understanding political and aesthetic aspects of modern theatre.
Category: Performing Arts

Theatre As Action

Author : Lars Kleberg
ISBN : 9781349228676
Genre : Arts and revolutions
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Mama Dada

Author : Sarah Bay-Cheng
ISBN : 9781135924164
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Mama Dada is the first book to examine Gertrude Stein's drama within the history of the theatrical and cinematic avant-gardes. Since the publication of Stein's major writings by the Library of America in 1998, interest in her dramatic writing has escalated, particularly in American avant-garde theaters. This book addresses the growing interest in Stein's theater by offering the first detailed analyses of her major plays, and by considering them within a larger history of avant-garde performance. In addition to comparing Stein's plays and theories to those generated by Dadaists, Surrealists, and Futurists, this study further explores the uniqueness of Stein via these theatrical movements, including discussions of her interest in American life and drama, which argues that a significant and heretofore unrecognized relationship exists among the histories of avant-garde drama, cinema, and homosexuality. By examining and explaining the relationship among these three histories, the dramatic writings of Stein can best be understood, not only as examples of literary modernism, but also as influential dramatic works that have had a lasting effect on the American theatrical avant-
Category: Literary Criticism

British Avant Garde Theatre

Author : C. Warden
ISBN : 9781137020697
Genre : Performing Arts
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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.
Category: Performing Arts

Russian Avant Garde Theatre

Author : John E. Bowlt
ISBN : 1848424531
Genre : Experimental theater
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A sumptuously illustrated survey of the remarkable flowering of radical, visionary and experimental design for performance in Russia in the twenty years between 1913 and 1933. At the beginning of the twentieth century, Russian theatre produced an unprecedented period of creative radicalism and collaborative experimentation. Against the turbulent backdrop of the First World War and the Russian Revolution, the avant-garde movement transformed Russia’s cultural landscape as visionaries from several disciplines generated a vortex of innovative performance and design. The astounding body of work produced by Kazimir Malevich, Alexander Rodchenko, Vladimir Tatlin, Sergei Eisenstein and Liubov Popova, among others, overturned traditions in art, music, literature and theatre. This book explores the importance and influence of a seminal moment in twentieth-century culture – one that still resonates today. Published to accompany a major exhibition at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum in association with the Bakhrushin State Central Theatre Museum in Moscow, this book includes essays by experts from Russia, Britain and America illustrated with over 150 images from leading artists and designers, many of which are previously unpublished. Edited by John E. Bowlt, Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Southern California, the result is an astonishing record of a period of creative innovation that redefined not only what was possible in theatre and the avant-garde, but in wider artistic practices too. It will be of interest both to theatregoers and art historians, as well as current and future designers seeking inspiration for their own work.
Category: Experimental theater

Theater Of The Avant Garde 1890 1950

Author : Robert Knopf
ISBN : 9780300206739
Genre : Drama
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An essential volume for theater artists and students alike, this anthology includes the full texts of sixteen important examples of avant-garde drama from the most daring and influential artistic movements of the first half of the twentieth century, including Symbolism, Futurism, Expressionism, Dada, and Surrealism. Each play is accompanied by a bio-critical introduction by the editor, and a critical essay, frequently written by the playwright, which elaborates on the play’s dramatic and aesthetic concerns. A new introduction by Robert Knopf and Julia Listengarten contextualizes the plays in light of recent critical developments in avant-garde studies. By examining the groundbreaking theatrical experiments of Jarry, Maeterlinck, Strindberg, Artaud, and others, the book foregrounds the avant-garde’s enduring influence on the development of modern theater.
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Avant Garde Theatre

Author : Christopher Innes
ISBN : 9781134920884
Genre : Performing Arts
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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.
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Artists And The Avant Garde Theater In Paris 1887 1900

Author : Patricia Eckert Boyer
ISBN : STANFORD:36105021943720
Genre : Performing Arts
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Catalog of an exhibition of 67 French theater programs and other printed ephemera from the last years of the 19th century. The selection offers a range of artistic styles from realism to symbolism and includes the work of artists such as Pierre Bonnard, Edvard Munch, Henri di Toulouse-Lautrec and Edouard Vuillard. The exhibition celebrates the gift of some 130 works on paper and bound volumes to the National Gallery of Art from Martin and Liane W. Atlas and the Atlas Foundation. The publication consists of chapters on the three most important avant-garde theaters in Paris at that time: the Théâtre libre, the Théâtre d'art and the Théâtre de l'oeuvre. It also includes a checklist of the Atlas Collection at the National Gallery of Art.
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Avant Garde Theatre Sound

Author : A. Curtin
ISBN : 9781137324795
Genre : Performing Arts
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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.
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Unspeakable Acts

Author : Carol Fisher Sorgenfrei
ISBN : 0824827961
Genre : Performing Arts
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Terayama Sh? ji (1935-1983) was one of postwar Japan's most gifted and controversial playwrights/directors. Since his death more than twenty years ago, he has been transformed into a cult hero in Japan Despite this notoriety, Unspeakable Acts is the first book in any language to analyze the theater of Terayama in depth. It interrogates postwar Japanese culture and theater through the creative work of this unique yet emblematic artist. By situating Terayama in his historical milieu and by using tools derived from Japanese and Western theories of psychoanalysis, anthropology, sociology, gender, studies, and aesthetics, Carol Fisher Sorgenfrei has woven a sophisticated and provocative study.
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Dramaturgy Of Sound In The Avant Garde And Postdramatic Theatre

Author : Mladen Ovadija
ISBN : 9780773588677
Genre : Drama
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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.
Category: Drama

Modernist And Avant Garde Performance

Author : Claire Warden
ISBN : 9780748681563
Genre : Performing Arts
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The first detailed, student-focused introduction to modernist avant-garde performanceThis textbook introduces the reader to modernist avant-garde theatre. It clearly explains the key terms as well as the major movements, including Expressionism, Dadaism, Futurism, Workers theatres, Constructivism and the Living Newspaper, and Mass Performance, using a case study approach. It introduces the important innovations of the modernist avant-garde, reassesses theatrical techniques, and provides examples of plays and performances from across Europe and America. There are also chapters on The Modernist Body and on Interdisciplinary Performance. The book approaches the modernist avant-garde both as an area of academic study and as potential raw material for contemporary performance. Key Features:nbsp;The first introductory guide to the modernist theatrical avant-garde nbsp;Includes case studies, practical exercises at the end of each chapter, an annotated bibliography and a glossary of performance termsnbsp;Includes links to performance-based explorations of theatrical techniquesnbsp;Provides a springboard for further independent study, both theoretical and practicalClaire Warden is Senior Lecturer in Drama at the University of Lincoln. Her research focuses primarily on constructing new, fluid narratives for modernist performance. She is the author of British Avant-Garde Theatre (Palgrave MacMillan 2012), and multiple journal articles and book chapters on modernism, interdisciplinarity, theatre, art and cultural studies.
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New York Avant Garde Theatre Values Goals And Resonances

Author : Aron Bederson
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Mabou Mines

Author : Iris Smith Fischer
ISBN : 9780472117628
Genre : Performing Arts
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"A thoroughly readable, enjoyable, and pertinently informed book. Smith's descriptions of each production and the working process of the Mabou Mines members, along with their invaluable commentary, are superb and make it even more evident that they were, and will remain, the players' players non pareil for their period and an exemplum for future companies and the avant-garde everywhere." ---Arthur J. Sabatini, Arizona State University "A lively, erudite discussion of Mabou Mines. This book will be of interest to scholars, theater artists, libraries, theater students, and general readers who are interested in the experimental theater movement." ---Theodore Shank, University of California, San Diego Mabou Mines: Making Avant-Garde Theater in the 1970s is the first book on a theater company whose record of daring innovation spans more than forty years. The group's founding in 1970 by JoAnne Akalaitis, Lee Breuer, Philip Glass, Ruth Maleczech, and David Warrilow created new theatrical modes by combining the latest concepts in music, visual arts, and technology with traditional forms of creative expression: puppetry, text, movement, theater design. Over the years, the work that Jack Kroll described in Newsweek as "valiant . . . original and magical" has been pathbreaking, challenging the boundaries of theater and performance. Mabou Mines have created new works such as the Animations series, Dressed Like an Egg, and Cold Harbor, and have re-imagined classical titles, such as King Lear and A Doll's House, in collaboration with associate artists from both the company's New York–based communities and others around the globe. From the beginning, the evanescence of performance and the dynamics of group work attracted Mabou Mines; the traditional process of play production did not. Like much avant-garde theater of the 1960s and '70s, most of their early pieces were never recorded, leaving little documentation of their foundational productions. Iris Smith Fischer provides this missing history, attempting to capture and describe the explorations of a group who set out to create indescribable performance. She makes visible once again the celebrated company's least documented work, and offers accounts of the decisions and events that defined Mabou Mines' ideas and methods, particularly their creative collaborations with visual artists, musicians, writers, and dancers. Focusing on the heady days of the company's founding and first ten years, the book traces Mabou Mines' intellectual and artistic roots, frames them within the 1970s avant-garde, and outlines their significance in contemporary performance.
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