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Remaking American Theater
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  • Page extent: 342 pages
  • Size: 229 x 152 mm
  • Weight: 0.5 kg
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Paperback

 (ISBN-13: 9780521178433)

  • Also available in Hardback
  • Published December 2010

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$47.99 (C)

Focusing on two of the most important contemporary American theater artists, the playwright Charles Mee, the director Anne Bogart, and also the actors and designers of the SITI Company, this book considers how theater is made. A 2003 account of modern theater practice in its most collaborative and dynamic form.

Contents

Introduction: of hiccups and fireflies; Part I. A Playwright, a Director, and a Company: 1. Mee: from accidental historian to citizen playwright; 2. Bogart: engendering space, or building a nest; 3. Mee: putting on the Greeks; 4. SITI: from toga to 'new toga' and beyond; 5. SITI: the trainings (Suzuki, Viewpoints, Composition); 6. Two metadramas: Bogart's Cabin Pressure and Mee's Full Circle; Part II. The Making of bobrauschenbergamerica: 7. Preliminaries: facing Rauschenberg, making lists, collecting stuff; 8. Summer 2000: messing around in Saratoga Springs; 9. Fall 2000: getting ready in New York; 10. Winter 2001: rehearsing in Louisville; 11. Spring 2001: the play in performance; 12. bobrauschenbergamerica forever; Appendices. A. bobrauschenbergamerica: personnel and performance history; B. SITI Company: production history; C. Charles L. Mee: plays and productions; D. Postscript: an email from Betty Bernhard.

Review

"Well-researched, elegantly written." -- Choice

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