The Living Theatre: Art, Exile, and Outrage

The Living Theatre Art Exile and Outrage The most radical uncompromising and experimental group in American theatrical history the Living Theatre was flamboyant and daring both onstage and off It attracted attention worldwide violated ma

  • Title: The Living Theatre: Art, Exile, and Outrage
  • Author: John Tytell
  • ISBN: 9780802134868
  • Page: 388
  • Format: Paperback
  • The most radical, uncompromising, and experimental group in American theatrical history, the Living Theatre was flamboyant and daring both onstage and off It attracted attention worldwide, violated many of the taboos of culture and government, and unleashed a backlash of arrests, imprisonment, and attempts at suppression, all while presenting the work of some of the worldThe most radical, uncompromising, and experimental group in American theatrical history, the Living Theatre was flamboyant and daring both onstage and off It attracted attention worldwide, violated many of the taboos of culture and government, and unleashed a backlash of arrests, imprisonment, and attempts at suppression, all while presenting the work of some of the world s preeminent artists, including Tennessee Williams, Frank O Hara, James Agee, Allen Ginsberg, John Ashbery, Merce Cunningham, and John Cage.

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    1. An amazing account of The Living Theatre from conception on. This book gives the background on the founders- Judith and Julian Beck and recounts the struggle and success of their traveling theatrical troupe. Started as an alternative theatre performing plays in their New York apartment the Living Theatre becomes a catalyst for revolution- encouraging the audience to join the actors on stage and unite people of all backgrounds and classes to work for change. Eventually gaining members from all ov [...]

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