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The Life of the Theatre: The Relation of the Artist to the Struggle of the People
The Life of the Theatre The Relation of the Artist to the Struggle of the People Author:Julian beck This book is about the role of the artist in the revolution, and that role is here defined in Julian Beck's journal of his own life int he theatre, his personal record of the radical pacifist-anarchist, spiritual and ecstatic genesis of that theatre. — The Living Theatre, one of those catalysts in the liberation of the human spirit, was founded b... more »y Judith Malina and Juialn Beck in New York in 1947. The 1960's was the main period of its exile and wandering over the face of Europe, followed by the troupes' imprisonment in Brazil in 1971. This is the log of that voyage, recorded in visions, meditations, outcries, prayers, dialogues, letters, dreams and poems, nightmares, sermons, ravings and reflections. It charts a journey that moves from the alienated landscape of the NY world of art and theatre in to the world struggle for anarcho-commumist change.