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A director and theoretician of performance, Herbert Blau (b. 1926) is Byron W. and Alice L. Lockwood Professor in the Humanities at the University of Washington. As co-founder (with Jules Irving) of The Actor's Workshop in San Francisco (1952-1965) and co-director of the Repertory Theater of Lincoln Center in New York (1965-67), Blau introduced American audiences to avant-garde drama in some of the country's first productions of Samuel Beckett, Jean Genet, and Harold Pinter including the 1957 performance of Beckett's Waiting for Godot at California's San Quentin State Prison.

In 1971, after three years as a dean and provost at the newly formed California Institute of the Arts, Blau formed the experimental group KRAKEN, where he continued presenting challenging productions for another decade. The two books that emerged from that work...Take Up the Bodies: Theater at the Vanishing Point (University of Illinois Press, 1982) and Blooded Thought: Occasions of Theater (Performing Arts Journal Publications, 1982)...received the George Jean Nathan Award for Dramatic Criticism. Blau's most recent book is The Dubious Spectacle: Extremities of Theater (University of Minnesota Press, 2002). His first is The Impossible Theater: A Manifesto (Macmillan Company, 1964). In addition to the theater, Blau has taken up the subjects of literature, visual arts, fashion, postmodern culture and politics.

California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) conferred an honorary Doctor of Arts degree to Blau in May 2008. Blau was CalArts' first provost and played a leading role in shaping its radical educational model.

He earned his B.Ch.E., Chemical Engineering from New York University (1947). Later, his M.A. in Drama (1949), and Ph.D.,English & American Literature (1954), both from Stanford University.

He was married to actress Beatrice Manley, who died in 2002. Their son is film professor Dick Blau.

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Total Books: 19
As If An Autobiography
As If An Autobiography
The Audience
The Audience [Parallax: Re-visions of Culture and Society] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780801838446
ISBN-10: 0801838444
Genres: Arts & Photography, Nonfiction
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The Audience
The Audience [Parallax: Re-visions of Culture and Society] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780801838453
ISBN-10: 0801838452
Genres: Arts & Photography, Nonfiction
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Blooded Thought Occasions of Theatre
Blooded Thought Occasions of Theatre (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780933826397
ISBN-10: 0933826397
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Blooded Thought
Blooded Thought [PAJ Books] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780933826380
ISBN-10: 0933826389
Genre: Science & Math
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The Dubious Spectacle Extremities of Theater 1976-2000
The Dubious Spectacle Extremities of Theater 1976-2000 (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780816638123
ISBN-10: 0816638128
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The Dubious Spectacle Extremities of Theater 1976-2000
The Eye of Prey Subversions of the Postmodern
The Eye of Prey Subversions of the Postmodern [Theories of Contemporary Culture] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780253320964
ISBN-10: 0253320968
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Nothing in Itself Complexions of Fashion
Nothing in Itself Complexions of Fashion [Theories of Contemporary Culture] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780253213334
ISBN-10: 0253213339
Genres: Arts & Photography, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Nonfiction
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Nothing in Itself Complexions of Fashion
Nothing in Itself Complexions of Fashion [Theories of Contemporary Culture] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780253335876
ISBN-10: 0253335876
Genres: Arts & Photography, Nonfiction
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Programming Theater History The Actor's Workshop of San Francisco
Reality Principles From the Absurd to the Virtual
Sails of the Herring Fleet  Essays on Beckett
Sails of the Herring Fleet Essays on Beckett [Theater: Theory/Text/Performance] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780472030019
ISBN-10: 0472030019
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Sails of the Herring Fleet  Essays on Beckett
Sails of the Herring Fleet Essays on Beckett [Theater: Theory/Text/Performance] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780472111497
ISBN-10: 0472111493
Genres: Arts & Photography, Literature & Fiction
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Take Up the Bodies Theater at the Vanishing Point
Take Up the Bodies Theater at the Vanishing Point (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780252009457
ISBN-10: 0252009452
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TAKE UP THE BODIES Theater at the Vanishing Point
Take Up the Bodies Theater at the Vanishing Point (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780252012457
ISBN-10: 0252012453
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To All Appearances Ideology and Performance
To All Appearances Ideology and Performance (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780415013642
ISBN-10: 041501364X
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To All Appearances Ideology and Performance
To All Appearances Ideology and Performance (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780415013659
ISBN-10: 0415013658
Genre: Arts & Photography
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