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An ideal theater : founding visions for a new American art

Author: Todd London
Publisher: New York : Theatre Communications Group, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"An Ideal Theater is a wide-ranging, inspiring documentary history of the American theatre movement as told by the visionaries who goaded it into being. This anthology collects over forty essays, manifestos, letters and speeches that are each introduced and placed in historical context by the noted writer and arts commentator, Todd London, who spent nearly a decade assembling this collection. This celebration of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Todd London
ISBN: 9781559364096 1559364092
OCLC Number: 756582415
Description: xxiii, 564 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: An introduction / by the editor --
What Is America?/What is an American theater? --
About us, by us, for us --
Amateurs or professionals? --
The genius of the individual, the genius of the group --
Theatres or institutions --
Towards a political theatre --
The artist's journey: school, studio, & stage --
Coda.
Responsibility: edited by Todd London.

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"An Ideal Theater is a wide-ranging, inspiring documentary history of the American theatre movement as told by the visionaries who goaded it into being. This anthology collects over forty essays, manifestos, letters and speeches that are each introduced and placed in historical context by the noted writer and arts commentator, Todd London, who spent nearly a decade assembling this collection. This celebration of the artists who came before is an exhilarating look backward, as well as toward the future..." -- Publisher's description.

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