Contemporary Drama + Clean House

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Unformatted text preview: Contemporary Drama Theater of Cruelty- Removed the comforting distance between audience and actor- Audience involved in direct physical fashion- Total theater emphasized gesture, music, sound, blahhhh Environmental- Richard Schechner’s Dionysus in 69- Audience was inspired and invited to join in ritual reenactment of Greek religious orgy- Julian Beck, Judith Melina’s Living Theater- Paradise Now (1968) best example of above- Improvised-physical contact-performance pieces Poor Theater- Jerzy Grotowski – this theater was “poor” in contrast to “rich” commercial theater- He used preexisting texts but interpreted them in a broader context, a total reconception of …. Theater if Images- Robert Wilson – multimedia dramas that take hours to perform, historical in nature- Extensive pattern of repetition- Evocative and enigmatic images- Characters blahhh Gay and Lesbian Theater- Long marginalized and excluded from representation in the mainstream playwrights and theater companies formed their own collectives...
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This note was uploaded on 02/22/2012 for the course DRAM 116 taught by Professor Strong during the Fall '08 term at UNC.

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