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Ecologies of Theater
     

Ecologies of Theater

by Bonnie Marranca
 

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This collection of essays elaborates a new perspective on performance that links ecology and art practice. From the play of landscape in Gertrude Stein’s theatre and the mus/ecology of John Cage, to Robert Wilson's dramaturgy as an ecology. Other essays cover Meredith Monk, Maria Irene Fornes, Spalding Gray, Heiner Müller, world events and cultural forms

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This collection of essays elaborates a new perspective on performance that links ecology and art practice. From the play of landscape in Gertrude Stein’s theatre and the mus/ecology of John Cage, to Robert Wilson's dramaturgy as an ecology. Other essays cover Meredith Monk, Maria Irene Fornes, Spalding Gray, Heiner Müller, world events and cultural forms of expression.

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Explores the ecology of the world created by theater in 25 essays and talks, most previously published in journals, and most written since the publication of Marranca's Theatrewritings in 1984. They cover the play of landscape, natural histories of the drama, private landscapes, and continental drift. Among the artists whose work is discussed are John Cage, Rachel Rosenthal, Meridith Monk, and Isak Dinesen. No index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781555541576
Publisher:
Theatre Communications Group
Publication date:
08/07/2012
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
292
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Bonnie Marranca is co-editor of "Performing Arts Journal", as well as the author of "Ecologies of Theater" and "Theatrewritings", which received the George Jean Nathan Award; the editor of "American Dreams: The Imagination of Samp Shepard" and "The Theatre of Images".

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