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French theatre today : the view from New York, Paris, and Avignon

Author: Edward Baron Turk
Publisher: Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, 2011.
Series: Studies in theatre history and culture.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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℗¡In 2005 literary and film critic Edward Turk immersed himself in New York City & rsquo;s ACT FRENCH festival, a bold effort to enhance American contact with the contemporary French stage. This dizzying crash course on numerous aspects of current French theatre paved the way for six months of theatregoing in Paris and a month & rsquo;s sojourn at the 2006 Avignon Festival. In French Theatre Today he turns his  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Turk, Edward Baron.
French theatre today.
Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, 2011
(DLC) 2010050569
(OCoLC)676727580
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Edward Baron Turk
ISBN: 9781587299933 1587299933
OCLC Number: 731240328
Description: 1 online resource (xxix, 367 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Introduction --
New York. Border-crossings --
Star power, Gallic style --
Three fresh voices --
From dialogue to parole --
Edgy and cool --
Paris. Great classics revisited --
Boulevard, experimental, and in-between --
Three prodigious artists --
Cultural diversity (I): ethnicities --
Cultural diversity (II): operas and circuses --
Avignon. A festival turns sixty --
Recap and coda : French theatre tomorrow.
Series Title: Studies in theatre history and culture.
Other Titles: French theater today
Responsibility: by Edward Baron Turk.

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Provides a seamless mix of critical analysis with lively description, theoretical considerations with reflexive remarks by the theatremakers, and matters of current French and American cultural  Read more...

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Paris modernists once revolutionized the world theatre, but what has become of French drama in the twenty-first-century era of microchips and multiculturalism? Edward Baron Turk, a lively writer with Read more...

 
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