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The Unfinished Art of Theater : Avant-Garde Intellectuals in Mexico and Brazil

Author: Sarah J Townsend
Publisher: Evanston, Illinois : Northwestern University Press, 2018.
Series: Performance works.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A certain idea of the avant-garde posits the possibility of a total rupture with the past. The Unfinished Art of Theater pulls back on this futuristic impulse by showing how theatre became a key site  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Townsend, Sarah J.
Unfinished Art of Theater.
Evanston, Illinois : Northwestern University Press, 2018
(DLC) 2018008762
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah J Townsend
ISBN: 9780810137424 0810137429
OCLC Number: 1039689908
Notes: "The Unfinished Art of Theater began as a dissertation written at New York University."
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Introduction: The uneven stage of the avant-gardes --
Mexico --
Rehearsals of the tragi-co(s)mic race --
Primitivist accumulation and Teatro sintetico --
Radio/puppets, or the institutionalization of a (media) revolution --
Brazil --
Parsifal on the periphery of capitalism --
Phonography, operatic ethnography, and other bad arts --
Total theater and missing pieces --
Postscript: Loose ends.
Series Title: Performance works.
Responsibility: Sarah J. Townsend.

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