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:
*The Beat writers
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.
Aronson's essential, engaging book treats another American theater--one equally significant and, in some respects, more fascinating..
Series: Theatre Production Studies
Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 258
Published: 28th September 2000
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.96 x 13.34
Weight (kg): 0.36
Edition Number: 1