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Avant-Garde Performance

3.63  ·  Rating Details ·  8 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
The volume examines the performance aesthetics of four major art movements—Expressionism, Futurism, Dadaism, and Constructivism. After outlining the origins and general characteristics of the historical avant-garde, this study offers detailed coverage of key performances undertaken by artists, usually outside the conventional theatre environment. Günter Berghaus identifies ...more
Paperback, 400 pages
Published July 8th 2005 by Palgrave Macmillan (first published May 4th 2005)
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Elliot Huxtable
Nov 18, 2014 Elliot Huxtable rated it did not like it
Shelves: dramatic-theory
An utter tool is Berghaus. This book is poorly written, uninteresting, tedious, outdated, and stupid. A lot of the psychological research is unsupported, completely unfounded in actual science and out of date. Berghaus' cultural references are ridiculous, poorly made and often wrong. For a start, the Starship Enterprise was not "in the popular Star Wars series". This utter fuck witticism made me hurl the text across the room.
Neil P
Oct 01, 2012 Neil P rated it it was amazing
Engaging. This book explains the routes and the background of the society into which avant-garde performance, in different eras was created. It is also packed with interesting artists I had not hitherto come into contact with.
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