This wide-ranging anthology includes a collection of reviews tracing Foreman’s reception from the 1960s to today, a series of informative interviews, a section of critical essays and a selection of Foreman’s writings (including the complete text of My Head Was a Sledgehammer ). The book also offers a detailed chronology of Foreman’s career, a current bibliography and 19 photographs from his plays.
About the Author
Gerald Rabkin served as theater editor and principal critic for the SoHo Weekly News from 1976 to 1980 and has written for such publications as the London New Statesman, the Kansas City Star, Theatre Journal, and American Theatre. He has served as contributing editor for Performing Arts Journal since its inception. 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.