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Unbalancing Acts: Foundations for a Theater

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  • Title: Unbalancing Acts: Foundations for a Theater
  • Author: Richard Foreman Peter Sellars
  • ISBN: 9781559360760
  • Page: 173
  • Format: Paperback

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Unbalancing Acts: Foundations for a Theater

About "Richard Foreman Peter Sellars"

  1. Richard Foreman Peter Sellars

    Richard Foreman graduated from Brown University B.A 1959 , and received an MFA in Playwriting from Yale School of Drama in 1962 1 As an undergraduate, he was instrumental in the formation of Production Workshop, Brown University s student theatre group, while taking part in other student theatre, including set designing Brownbrokers 1958 production of Down to Earth 2 In 1993, Brown presented him with an honorary doctorate 3 In 1968 he founded the Ontological Hysteric Theater, which began as an art oriented project in the New York district of Soho, and later moved to a semi permanent home at Joseph Papp s Public Theater From 1992 to 2010, the non profit organization was in residence at the theater at St Mark s Church in the Bowery 4 Foreman s dramatic works are driven by the notion of a constant reawakening of the audience he is one of the major artists creating substantial works in the avant garde performance movement, now largely referred to as post dramatic theater Instead of focusing on conflict to shape his theatrical structure, Foreman s work draws on design, text and the live performance of actors equally, to create a different focus and relationship between the stage and audience He describes his works as total theater The goal of his performances is a disorientation massage , in contrast to Aristotle s goal of catharsis 5

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  1. It s true that Richard Foreman s writings about theater are easier to read than his plays This book on his philosophy about theater is a gem He is a totally unique individual who is uncompromising in his need for theater to confront both the performer and the audience Foreman speaks it better than I ever could Art is perspective all perspectives are lies about the total truth so art is a lie that, if strategically chosen, wakes people up.


  2. They say it s better to see a Richard Foreman play than read it Based on my reading some of his plays here, that s probably true.


  3. Foreman s most accessible writings on his work in theater, a perfect entrance point into his aesthetic and process, which is as intriguing as his productions.


  4. I think George Clinton was referring to Richard Foreman when he wrote, Free your mind and your ass will follow Foreman doesn t mess around, one of a kindch like George Clinton.


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