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Experimental Theater: From Stanislavsky to Today
Experimental Theater From Stanislavsky to Today Author:James Roose-Evans Rediscovering the theatre — In tracing the major experiments in theatre over the last one hundred years, James Roose-Evans brings extraordinary insight to both past and present. His accounts of the work of such key figures as Stanislavsky, Meyerhold, Craig, Appia, Artaud, Piscator, and Brecht elucidate the main lines of interdependence and... more » development that have led to the most exciting and creative efforts of today. Roose-Evans, a leading experimentalist in his own right, also covers Allen Kaprow's Happenings, the Activities of Ann Halprin's Dancers' Workshop Company in San Fransisco, Yayoi Kusama's nude forays on the streets of New York, Peter Schumann's Bread and Puppet Theatre, and more. With his grasp of the process of organic growth that has characterized experimentalism in theatre and modern dance, James Roose-Evans has written an important and enlightening book.