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Vanishing acts : theater since the sixties

Author: Gordon Rogoff
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this collection of critical writings, Gordon Rogoff tells the story of live theatre in America over the last 40 years of the 20th century. He explores the topics of acting, directing, playwriting,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Reviews
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gordon Rogoff
ISBN: 0300082487 9780300082487 0300087772 9780300087772
OCLC Number: 43607430
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xiv, 306 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: ACTING AND DIRECTING. The figure in the carpet : Peter Brook and Erland Josephson --
E.B. on acting : Eric Bentley --
The low points : the Wooster Group --
Buzz words : Ping Chong --
Directorially bound : Ingmar Bergman, Robert Wilson, and others --
Post-Neo-Vaudeville : Bill Irwin and Barbara Cook --
Cinderella double take : Anne Bogart --
Future Lieder : John Kelly --
Power to the actor : Donald Wolfit, Campbell Scott, and others --
The neutral space : Judi Dench, Simon Callow, and others --
Carnal knowledge : Ariane Mnouchkine --
Ibsen, Wilson, and the play of time : Robert Wilson --
The presence of Joe : Joseph Chaikin. PLAYWRITING. Transfer at Elysian Fields : Tennessee Williams --
Vienna woulds : Arthur Schnitzler --
Harmed play : Mac Wellman --
Coup de lace : Joseph Kesselring --
Not fear itself : Franz Xaver Kroetz --
Les liaisons abstruse : Heiner Muller --
Comedy of mannerisms : Somerset Maugham and S.N. Behrman --
Posing for Playboy : John Millington Synge --
Samish : Mike Nichols's Godot; Frederick Neumann's Worstward ho --
All-consuming and condescending : Pam Gems --
Bound and gagged : Neil Simon --
A house is not a poem : Federico Garcia Lorca --
All my plots : Arthur Miller --
Serving two masters : Carlo Goldoni and Cole Porter --
Half-caste : Jean Racine and Tony Harrison --
Still in the woods : Lee Blessing --
Party games : Harold Pinter --
The seductions of cynicism : David Mamet --
Ahead of himself : Larry Kramer --
Triumph of the words : George Bernard Shaw --
The fugitive play : Tennessee Williams --
Lost soul : Albert Innaurato --
Three-inch pickings : Charles Ludlam ; Anniversary schmaltz : Maxwell Anderson ; Trip to fanciful : Tina Howe ; Angels in America, devils in the wings! : Tony Kushner. SHAKESPEARE AND THE BRITS. British theater : the fight against situational chat ; Neocolonial puns and games : The National Theatre of Great Britain ; Uneasy lie the crowns : Wilfred Lawson and others ; Richard unbeckoned : Joseph Papp in Central Park ; Et al, Brute : Al Pacino ; The Abbey Theatre : speechless at last ; Out, out, loose canon : The New York Shakespeare Festival ; Brevity is the soul of grit : Dustin Hoffman ; Ardent sex change : Christopher Grabowski ; Cracking the code : Hugh Whitemore ; Theater mania : Peter Hall and others ; Serious money : Caryl Churchill ; Sublime neglect : George Chapman and others ; Hare today : David Hare ; Playing with ire : Alex Jennings, Peter O'Toole, and Mark Rylance. OPERAS AND MUSICALS. That true phoenix, da Ponte : Lorenzo da Ponte ; Emotional weather : notes on Alban Berg's theater ; Don Juan in Hell's Kitchen : Peter Sellars ; Out of the woods : Stephen Sondheim ; Fats-uosity triumphant : Nell Carter and others ; Stratasphere : Teresa Stratas and others ; Two cheers for booing : Bayreuth ; Cliff notes : Robert Wilson and others --
IDEAS, OBITS, AND THE CRITICAL ACT. The management game ; Geraldine Page ; The birth of a notion ; Cry God for Larry : Laurence Olivier ; Richard Hayes ; Theater without programs ; Othello's occupation's gone ; The leader we invented : Joseph Papp ; Did dinosaurs dream ; Jerzy Grotowski --
ENDGAMES. Legacies and their discontents ; The critic vanishes.
Responsibility: Gordon Rogoff.

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