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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 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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The most radical, uncompromising, and experimental group in American theatrical history, The Living Theatre was also the most flamboyant and daring both onstage ad off attracting attention worldwide, violating many of the taboos of culture and government, and unleashing a backlash of arrests, imprisonments, and attempts at suppression.From Publishers Weekly:
America's longest-lived radical theater is the subject of this matter-of-fact history. Tytell, an English professor at Queens College in New York City, opens with the 1943 meeting of 17-year-old Judith Malina and 18-year-old Julian Beck in Manhattan, whose unconventional marriage and bohemian ideals shaped the Living Theatre from its beginnings in the early 1950s through its work today. They were drawn together despite his homosexuality and her many affairs: theater was their bond, and the 1958 production of Jack Gelber's The Connection catapulted the Living Theatre into the limelight. Drugs, communal living, the couple's commitment to anarchist/pacifist principles and the idea that there should be no separation between art and life fueled the works that made it the most controversial theater of the 1960s: Mysteries, Paradise Now and Frankenstein were frequently performed with the police in attendance; the Becks and their followers served several jail sentences in the United States and abroad on charges ranging from indecent exposure to incitement to riot. Drawing on Malina's diaries (Beck died in 1985) and the Living Theatre archives, Tytell (Naked Angels) provides a detailed chronicle that fails to illuminate the complex Malina-Beck relationship and says little about the contributions made by other company members, a serious omission in a book about a theater based on collective creation. Although Tytell presents the couple's ideas adequately, he offers no analysis that would help readers understand when the Living Theatre met its goals and when it failed.
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Book Description Avalon Travel Publishing, United States, 1997. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. Just after the end of the Second World War two young, aspiring actors, Judith Malina and Julian Beck, dreamed of a theatre that would challenge the moral complacencies of their audience and shock the world. They called their company The Living Theatre because for them there could be no separation between art and everyday life, between performance and politics, between creativity and revolution. The most radical, uncompromising, and experimental group in American theatrical history, it was also the most flamboyant and daring, both onstage and off - attracting attention worldwide, violating many of the taboos of culture and government, and unleashing a backlash of arrests, imprisonments, and attempts at suppression. And they did all this while presenting the work of some of the world s pre-eminent playwrights, in productions that have reshaped the way we look at and think about modern theatre. The story of The Living Theatre is also the story of the emergence of a New York avant-garde in the 1950s and the resulting counterculture of the 1960s. The company was a kind of theatrical tribe, creating and staging plays collectively, living communally, and cultivating an atmosphere of sexual openness and adventure. And what a cast of characters passes through these pages: Tennessee Williams, Frank O Hara, Anais Nin, James Agee, Allen Ginsberg and the Beats, Jackson Pollock and the Abstract Expressionists, Dorothy Day, John Ashbery, Peggy Guggenheim, Merce Cunningham, John Cage, Alan Hovhaness, and Maya Deren, among many others. Tytell has captured the mood and the artistic and political challenges of one of the most dynamic eras in American cultural history, and The Living Theatre should be readby everyone who shares a passion for the arts and knows the sacrifices that passion, at times, demands. Seller Inventory # BTE9780802134868
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