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American Avant-Garde Theatre

A History

By Arnold Aronson

Routledge – 2000 – 256 pages

Series: Theatre Production Studies

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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.

Author Bio

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

Name: American Avant-Garde Theatre: A History (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Arnold Aronson. 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...
Categories: Theatre & Performance Studies, Drama by Period - 20th Century to Present, Theatre History