American Avant-Garde Theatre: A History Arnold Aronson

ISBN: 9781136370694

Published: January 2nd 2014

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American Avant-Garde Theatre: A History  by  Arnold Aronson

American Avant-Garde Theatre: A History by Arnold Aronson
January 2nd 2014 | ebook | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 256 pages | ISBN: 9781136370694 | 4.47 Mb

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 itsMoreThis 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*MinimalismThere 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.



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