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American Avant Garde Theatre : A History

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  • Author:
    ARONSON Arnold
  • ISBN:
    9780415241397
  • Publication Date:
    28/09/2000
  • Edition:
    1
  • Pages:
    258
  • Binding:
    Paperback
  • Publisher:
    Routledge
  • Country of Publication:
American Avant Garde Theatre : A History
American Avant Garde Theatre : A History

American Avant Garde Theatre : A History

Regular price $86.99
Unit price
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  • Author:
    ARONSON Arnold
  • ISBN:
    9780415241397
  • Publication Date:
    28/09/2000
  • Edition:
    1
  • Pages:
    258
  • Binding:
    Paperback
  • Publisher:
    Routledge
  • Country of Publication:
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  • Product description

    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.

Product description

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.