Ideal Theatre Founding Visions for a New American Art

ISBN-10: 1559364092
ISBN-13: 9781559364096
Edition: 2013
Authors: Todd London
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List price: $24.00
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Theatre Communications Group, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/8/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 600
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.090

A wide-ranging, inspiring documentary history of the American theater movement as told, at the time of its making, by the visionaries who goaded it into being. This anthology collects over forty essays, manifestos, letters, and speeches that are each introduced and placed in historical context by the noted writer and arts commentator Todd London, who spent nearly a decade assembling this collection. The founding visions of theaters from across the country are represented here, including: Arena Stage (Washington, DC), El Teatro Campesino (California), Barter Theatre (Virginia), Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Roadside Theater (Kentucky), Second City (Illinois), Theatre 47 (Dallas), Bread and Puppet (Vermont), The Actor's Workshop (California), Public Theater (New York), Minnesota Theatre Company, The Group Theatre (New York), and dozens more. This celebration of the artists who came before is an exhilarating look backward, as well as toward the future.Todd Londonis in his fifteenth season as artistic director of the Tony Award–winning New Dramatists, where he has worked closely with more than a hundred of America's leading playwrights and advocated nationally and internationally for hundreds more. The author ofThe Artistic HomeandOutrageous Fortune: The Life and Times of the New American Play, he has written, edited, and/or contributed to eleven books.

Todd London is in his 18th season as artistic director of New Dramatists, the nation?s oldest center for the creative and professional development of American playwrights. In 2009 Todd became the first recipient of Theatre Communications Group?s (TCG) Visionary Leadership Award for ?an individual who has gone above and beyond the call of duty to advance the theater field as a whole, nationally and/or internationally.? He?s the author of The Importance of Staying Earnest: Writings from Inside the

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