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American Theatre Ensembles Volume 1


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Notes on Contributors Preface Introduction 1. Historical and Cultural Background (Mike Vanden Heuvel, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA) 2. American Theatre Companies in the Period (Mike Vanden Heuvel, University of Wisconsin-Madison). 3. Theatre X (Curtis L. Carter, Marquette University, USA) 4. Mabou Mines (Jessica Brater, Montclair State University, USA) 5. Goat Island (Nicholas Lowe [School of the Art Institute of Chicago, USA]and Sarah Skaggs, independent curator, Chicago, USA) 6. Lookingglass Theatre (Jane Barnette, University of Kansas, USA) 7. Elevator Repair Service (Roger Bechtel, Carleton College, USA) 8. SITI Company (Scott Cummings, Boston University, USA) Bibliography Notes Index

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A critical history of prominent American collective and ensemble-based theatre companies that arose after 1970

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Mike Vanden Heuvel is Professor of Interdisciplinary Theatre Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA.


A long-awaited examination of US-based ensemble theatres, this volume offers a comprehensive overview of experimental collectives that developed between 1970 and 1975. The discussion is infused with a wide range of critical perspectives and creative voices and contributes significantly to the field of avant-garde and contemporary theatre studies. * Julia Listengarten, University of Central Florida, USA *

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