Art Into Theatre: Performance Interviews and Documents
Art Into Theatre investigates the processes of hybrid forms of performance developed between 1952 and 1994 through a series of interviews with key practitioners and over 80 pieces of documentation, many previously unpublished, of the works under discussion.
Ranging from the austerity of Cage's 4'33" through the inter-species communication of Schneeman's Cat Scanand the experimental theatre work of Schechner, Foreman, and Kirby, to the recent performances of Abramovic, Forced Entertainment and the Wooster Group, Art Into Theatre offers a fascinating collection of perspectives on the destabilizing of conventional ideas of the art "object" and the theatrical "text".
Nick Kaye's introductory essay to the volume offers a useful context for the reader and each interview is preceded by an informative biographical sketch.
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Art into Theatre
THE INTERVIEW TEXTS
Barry Le Va
Marina Abramovic Marina Abramovic and Ulay
Julian Maynard Smith Station House Opera
Cliff McLucas and Mike Pearson Brith Gof
Tim Etchells and Richard Lowdon Forced Entertainment Theatre Cooperative
Elizabeth LeCompte the Wooster Group
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