American Avant-Garde Theatre: A History (Theatre Production by Arnold Aronson

By Arnold Aronson

This gorgeous contribution to the sector of theatre historical past is the 1st in-depth examine avant-garde theatre within the usa from the early Fifties to the Nineties. American Avant-Garde Theatre deals a definition of the avant-garde, and appears at its origins and theoretical foundations by means of examining:
*Gertrude Stein
*John Cage
*The Beat writers
*Avant-garde cinema
*Abstract Expressionism
*Minimalism
There are interesting discussions and illustrations of the productions of the residing Theatre, the Wooster staff, Open Theatre, Ontological-Hysteric Theatre and function team. between many others. Aronson additionally examines why avant-garde theatre declined and nearly disappeared on the finish of the 20th century.

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