Theatre, Performance and the Historical Avant-Garde
By (author) Gunter Berghaus
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Theatre, Performance and the Historical Avant-Garde by Gunter Berghaus
Book DescriptionThis study traces the origins of European modernism in Nineteenth-century Paris, examining every major avant-garde movement that sprung from this epicentre in the early Twentieth century: Expressionism, Dadaism, etc. In this wide-ranging overview Berghaus demonstrates a mastery of primary and secondary sources in several different languages.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781403969552
(229mm x 152mm x 27mm)
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Publish Date: 22-Feb-2006
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Gunter Berghaus
Theatre, Performance, and the Historical Avant-garde, Paperback (January 2010)
A study of the ways in which performance served as a medium of expression for the historical avant-garde
Performance Research, Paperback (January 1999)
This book explores systematic connections between ritual and theatre, presents the work of contemporary artists, and reflects on the role and meaning of ritual for theatrical purposes in the late 20th Century.
Italian Futurist Theatre, 1909-1944, Hardback (September 1998)» View all books by Gunter Berghaus
An overview of the theatrical activities of the Italian futurist movement. The book aims to analyze the theory and practice of futurist performance, cover the theatre work of leading artists and writers of the movement, and discuss the aims and achievements of their theatrical experiments.
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Author Biography - Gunter Berghaus
GUNTER BERGHAUS was formerly a Reader in Theatre History and Performance Studies, has been Guest Professor at the State University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and at Brown University, Providence/RI, USA. He is now a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Bristol, UK. He has published a dozen books and a large number of articles on theatre anthropology, avant-garde performance, Renaissance and Baroque theatre and dance history. He has directed numerous plays from the classical and modern repertoire and devised many productions of an experimental nature. He has been principal organizer of several international conferences and held research awards from the Polish Academy of Sciences, the German Research Foundation, the Italian Ministry of Culture, the British Academy, and the Brazilian Ministry of Education.
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