Art Into Theatre: Performance Interviews and Documents

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Routledge, Nov 5, 2013 - Performing Arts - 281 pages
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and 1994 through a series of interviews with key practitioners and over 80 pieces of documentation, many previously unpublished, of the works under discussion.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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Contents

Art into Theatre
1
THE INTERVIEW TEXTS
15
Carolee Schneemann
25
Barry Le Va
41
Dennis Oppenheim
57
Stuart Brisley
73
Joan Jonas
89
Richard Foreman
103
Richard Schechner
155
Linda Montano
177
Marina Abramovic Marina Abramovic and Ulay
179
Julian Maynard Smith Station House Opera
193
Cliff McLucas and Mike Pearson Brith Gof
209
Tim Etchells and Richard Lowdon Forced Entertainment Theatre Cooperative
235
Elizabeth LeCompte the Wooster Group
253
Select Bibliography
261

Michael Kirby Structuralist Workshop
115
Anthony Howell Theatre of Mistakes
129
Ping Chong
147

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About the author (2013)

Kaye is Professor and Chair of Drama at the University of Manchester.

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