The Manifestos and Essays

The Manifestos and Essays

by Richard Foreman

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"Richard Foreman reinvented dialogue, action, sound, stage design, and philosophical groundwork as no other stage artist in our history."—PEN/Laura Pels Master American Dramatist Award citation

These writings, collected from two earlier books now long out-of-print along with two recent interviews, provide a fascinating window into Richard Foreman's singular mind and creative process. Also included is The Gods Are Pounding My Head! (AKA Lumberjack Messiah), his last play before transitioning to more multi-media work.

Richard Foreman has written, directed, and designed more than fifty of his own plays, both internationally and at his Ontological-Hysteric Theater, which he founded in 1968. He has received many OBIE awards, an NEA Lifetime Achievement Award, and a MacArthur "Genius" Fellowship.

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ISBN-13: 9781559366526
Publisher: Theatre Communications Group
Publication date: 11/25/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 180
File size: 14 MB
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About the Author

Richard Foreman founded the Ontological-Hysteric Theatre in 1968. The theater is currently in the historic St. Marks Church, where he rehearses and produces one of his new plays each year, each play performing for 16 weeks every winter.

Table of Contents

The Manifestos

Ontological-Hysteric Manifesto I 3

Ontological-Hysteric Manifesto II 17

Ontological-Hysteric Manifesto III 35

The Essays

Author's Note 51

Notes on the Process of Making It 53

How Truth… Leaps (Stumbles) Across Stage 63

14 Things I Tell Myself 69

The Carrot and The Stick 79

How to Write a Play 89

How I Write My (Plays: Self) 99

Two Interviews

An Interview with Richard Foreman Julia Lee Barclay 115

An Interview with Richard Foreman Morgan von Prelle Pecelli 127

Film Notes 139

Publication History 177

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