The Ghosts of the Avant-Garde(s)
Exorcising Experimental Theater and Performance
Publication Year: 2013
Published by: University of Michigan Press
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This book may not be reproduced, in whole or in part, including illustrations, in any form (beyond that copying permitted by Sections 107 and 108 of the U.S. Copyright Law and except by reviewers for the public press), without written A CIP catalog record for this book is available from the British Library.The ghosts of the avant- garde(s) : exorcising experimental theater and ...
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By some accounts, hugo Ball fell into an induced “state of possession” on a mid- July evening in 1916 and needed to be “carried onto the stage” of the legendary cabaret voltaire in Zurich, switzerland.1 in point of fact, it is debatable whether the co- founder of the Dadaist movement needed assistance because he was possessed, or simply, as he admits in his diary, ...
Chapter 1 - Avant-Garde Rhetoric: Show Trials and Collapsing Discourse at the Birth of Surrealism
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...“for me, the life of Barrès represents the history of france”While cultural historians may disagree about where the modernist period begins and ends, there is widespread consensus that, across the spectrum of the arts, the european modernist period is marked by a self- conscious exploration of the forms of artistic expression. if this exploration is the ...
Chapter 2 - From Anti-Culture to Counter-Culture: The Emergence of the American Hybrid Vanguardism
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...from my daily life. i think daily life is excellent and that art introduces us to it and to its excellence the more it begins to be Perhaps every avant- garde ends in affirmation because it begins in negation. if that is the case then the anti and its recuperation acknowledging in 1981 the immense debt that her dance work owes to ...
Chapter 3 - Critique of the Artist as (Re)producer: Warhol, The Living Theatre, and 'Frankenstein'
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...as a whole “frankenstein” is the perfect foil for The Living Theatre’s peculiar talents. i don’t think there is anyone in the cast During an interview with Laticia Kent in september of 1968, just three months after valerie solanas nearly killed him, andy Warhol offered what at first blush would seem to be a contradictory assessment of the ...
Chapter 4 - Brechtian Aesthetics and the Death of the Director in Peter Brook’s 'The Mahabharata'
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...in an effort to capture some sense of the significance that the radical shifts in literary and cultural theory during the 1980s had for studies of avant- garde performance, one could do a lot worse than to frame the decade with the publication of richard schechner’s The End of Humanism in 1982 and the subsequent publication of schechner’s The Future of ...
Chapter 5 - From Cutting Edge to Rough Edges: On the Transnational Foundations of Avant-Garde Performance
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...circumstances, a theory or idea pertaining to those circumstances arises. What happens to it when, in different circumstances and circumstances again? What can this tell us about theory itself— its limits, its possibilities, its inherent problems— and what can it criticism, on the one hand, and society and culture on the other?...
Chapter 6 - Performing the Vanquished Vanguards: Nostalgia, Globalization, and the Possibility of Contemporary Avant-Gardes
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...roughly a decade and a half ago, some of the most provocative attempts to rethink the cultural criticisms associated with the frankfurt school focused on the rigid, surprisingly ahistorical, and ironically underdevel-oped notions of capitalism that Theodor adorno and Max horkheimer used in their classic critique of the culture industry. although these ef-...
Chapter 7 - Victims of History and the Ghosts of the Avant-Gardes: A Plausibly Deniable Conclusion
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...struggling can. once dead everyone mourns, people don’t try to Perhaps it is a testament to the original timeliness of the work itself that roughly forty years after its publication by surkamp verlag in 1974, Peter Bürger’s Theory of the Avant Garde continues to haunt not only studies of avant- garde performance but studies of the avant- gardes across the spec-...
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Publication Year: 2013