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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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415241397
ISBN-10: 0415241391
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 140mm x 14mm)
Pages: 258
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 28-Sep-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Arnold P. Aronson

Arnold Aronson is Professor of Theatre at Columbia University, USA.

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