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Esteemed scholar and theater aficionado Marvin Carlson has seen an unsurpassed number of theatrical productions in his long and distinguished career. Ten Thousand Nights is a lively chronicle of a half-century of theatre-going, in which Carlson recalls one memorable production for each year from 1960 to 2010.  These are not conventional reviews, but essays using each theater experience to provide an insight into the theater and theatre-going at a particular time.  The range of performances covered is broad, from edgy experimental fare to mainstream musicals, most of them based in New York but with stops at major theater events in Paris, Berlin, Moscow, Milan, and elsewhere. The engagingly written pieces convey a vivid sense not only of each production but also of the particular venue, neighborhood, and cultural context, covering nearly all significant movements, theater artists, and groups of the late twentieth century.  
 

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
  2. pp. i-vi
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Prologue: By Way of Background
  2. pp. 1-4
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  1. The 1960s
  1. 1960 The Fantasticks at the Sullivan Street Playhouse
  2. pp. 7-12
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  1. 1961 The Living Theatre’s The Connection
  2. pp. 12-17
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  1. 1962 Zero Mostel in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
  2. pp. 17-22
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  1. 1963 Anne Bancroft in Mother Courage
  2. pp. 22-27
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  1. 1964 After the Fall at the ANTA Washington Square Theatre
  2. pp. 27-32
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  1. 1965 Peter Brook’s Marat/Sade
  2. pp. 32-36
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  1. 1966 Bread and Puppet’s Fire
  2. pp. 37-41
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  1. 1967 Hair at the Public Theater
  2. pp. 41-46
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  1. 1968 Jean-Louis Barrault’s Rabelais
  2. pp. 46-51
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  1. 1969 Jerzy Grotowski’s The Constant Prince
  2. pp. 51-56
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  1. The 1970s
  1. 1970 Luca Ronconi’s Orlando Furioso
  2. pp. 59-63
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  1. 1971 The Manhattan Project’s Alice in Wonderland
  2. pp. 63-68
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  1. 1972 Ariane Mnouchkine’s 1789
  2. pp. 68-73
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  1. 1973 Charles Ludlam’s Camille
  2. pp. 73-77
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  1. 1974 Richard Foreman’s Pain(t)
  2. pp. 78-82
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  1. 1975 Giorgio Strehler’s King Lear
  2. pp. 82-87
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  1. 1976 Ntozake Shange’s for colored girls . . .
  2. pp. 87-91
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  1. 1977 Andrei Serban’s The Cherry Orchard
  2. pp. 92-96
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  1. 1978 Squat Theatre’s Andy Warhol’s Last Love
  2. pp. 96-100
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  1. 1979 Cornell University’s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
  2. pp. 101-106
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  1. The 1980s
  1. 1980 Peter Brook’s The Conference of the Birds
  2. pp. 109-113
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  1. 1981 The Wooster Group’s Route 1 & 9
  2. pp. 113-118
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  1. 1982 The RSC’s The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby
  2. pp. 118-122
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  1. 1983 Mabou Mines’ Cold Harbor
  2. pp. 122-127
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  1. 1984 Dustin Hoffman in Death of a Salesman
  2. pp. 127-132
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  1. 1985 Thomas Langhoff’s The Merchant of Venice
  2. pp. 132-136
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  1. 1986 The Market Theatre’s Asinamali!
  2. pp. 137-141
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  1. 1987 John Krizanc’s Tamara
  2. pp. 141-146
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  1. 1988 David Edgar’s Entertaining Strangers
  2. pp. 146-151
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  1. 1989 Yuri Lyubimov’s Three Sisters
  2. pp. 151-156
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  1. The 1990s
  1. 1990 Reza Abdoh’s Father Was a Peculiar Man
  2. pp. 159-163
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  1. 1991 Split Britches’ Belle Reprieve
  2. pp. 163-168
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  1. 1992 Anna Deavere Smith’s Fires in the Mirror
  2. pp. 168-172
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  1. 1993 Tony Kushner’s Angels in America (Part One: Millennium Approaches)
  2. pp. 173-177
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  1. 1994 Tadashi Suzuki’s The Tale of Lear
  2. pp. 178-182
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  1. 1995 Karen Beier’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  2. pp. 183-187
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  1. 1996 Caryl Churchill’s The Skriker
  2. pp. 187-192
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  1. 1997 Julie Taymor’s The Lion King
  2. pp. 192-197
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  1. 1998 Paula Vogel’s How I Learned to Drive
  2. pp. 197-202
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  1. 1999 El-Warsha’s Spinning Lives
  2. pp. 202-206
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  1. The 2000s
  1. 2000 Moisés Kaufman’s The Laramie Project
  2. pp. 209-213
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  1. 2001 Stephen Sondheim’s Follies
  2. pp. 213-218
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  1. 2002 Big Art’s Flicker
  2. pp. 218-223
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  1. 2003 Lee Breuer’s Dollhouse
  2. pp. 223-227
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  1. 2004 Ivo van Hove’s Hedda Gabler
  2. pp. 227-232
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  1. 2005 Romeo Castellucci’s Tragedia Endogonidia L.#09
  2. pp. 232-237
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  1. 2006 Rimini Protokoll’s Wallenstein
  2. pp. 237-242
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  1. 2007 August Wilson’s Radio Golf
  2. pp. 242-246
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  1. 2008 Signa’s The Ruby Town Oracle
  2. pp. 246-251
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  1. 2009 The Nature Theater of Oklahoma’s Romeo and Juliet
  2. pp. 251-256
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  1. 2010 The Passion Play at Oberammergau
  2. pp. 256-260
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  1. Coda (2014): The Transport Group’s I Remember Mama
  2. pp. 261-268
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  1. Index
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780472123155
Print ISBN
9780472130504
MARC Record
OCLC
1005701454
Pages
288
Launched on MUSE
2017-10-26
Language
English
Open Access
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