Italian Futurist Theatre, 1909-1944

Italian Futurist Theatre, 1909-1944

by Gunter Berghaus, G?nter Berghaus, G. Nter Berghaus
     
 

ISBN-10: 019815898X

ISBN-13: 9780198158981

Pub. Date: 12/28/1998

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Italian Futurist Theatre provides an overview of the theatrical activities of the Italian Futurist movement, headed by F. T. Marinetti. It analyzes the theory and practice of Futurist performance, covers the theatre work of all leading artists and writers of the movement, and discusses the main aims and achievements of their theatrical experiments. While focusing

Overview

Italian Futurist Theatre provides an overview of the theatrical activities of the Italian Futurist movement, headed by F. T. Marinetti. It analyzes the theory and practice of Futurist performance, covers the theatre work of all leading artists and writers of the movement, and discusses the main aims and achievements of their theatrical experiments. While focusing on reconstructing the performance history of Futurist theatre, this book also incorporates aspects of dramatic writing, stage and costume design, theatre architecture, dance and opera.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198158981
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
12/28/1998
Pages:
616
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 6.30(h) x 1.60(d)
Lexile:
1510L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgements
Foreword
Part I: Introduction
1. Futurist Theatre: A Preliminary Characterization
2. The State of Italian Theatre Before the Advent of Futurism
3. Marinetti's Early Writings and Aesthetics: A Prelude to Futurism
4. The Founding of the Futurist Movement and the First Manifestos
Part II: The Birth of a Futurist Theatre
1. Political Action Theatre as a Performative Genre
2. The Beginnings of a Futurist Performance Art: The Early serate
3. Futurist Dramatic Theory: The Early Manifestos
4. Futurism and the Professional Theatre: The First Companies Touring with a Futurist Repertoire
5. Theatre Performances in Art Galleries
6. The Stage Works of Giacomo Balla
7. Enrico Prampolini's Early Futurist Career
8. Fortunato Depero's Theatrical Experiments of the 1910s
Part III: The Second Futurist Movement, 1920-30
1. Futurism Under the Fascist Regime
2. The Revival of Futurist Theatre in the 1920s
3. Futurist Cabaret, Artists' Festivals, and Banquets
4. From the Religion of Speed to the Cult of the Machine
5. The machine Art of Vinicio Paladini and Ivo Pannaggi
6. Fillia's Theatrical Experiments in the 1920s
7. Enrico Prampolini's Theatrical Career in the 1920s
8. Fortunato Depero's Contribution to a Futurist Mechanical Theatre
9. Fedele Azario and Futurist Aerial Theatre
10. Vasari's Apocalyptic Vision of the Futurist Machine Age
Part IV: Epilogue: Futurism in the 1930s and 1940s
1. Futurism Tied to the Procustrean Bed of the Fascist State
2. The Last Signs of Life in Futurist Theatre
Bibliography
Index

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