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On Edge: Performance At The End Of The Twentieth Century
Through her engaged and articulate essays in the Village Voice, C. Carr has emerged as the cultural historian of the New York underground and the foremost critic of performance art. On Edge brings together her writings to offer a detailed and insightful history of this vibrant brand of theatre from the late 70s to today. It represents both Carr's analysis as a critic and h ...more
(first published January 21st 1994)
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These smart, incisive, and probing reviews of the NYC 1980s performance scene seem like dispatches from another lifetime. Cynthia Carr proves an ideal guide to this wild terrain, an adventurous critic with a well-honed bullshit detector. "On Edge" brims with colorful accounts of extreme events featuring The Kipper Kids, GG Allin, Ann Magnuson, Diamanda Galas, the Neoists, and many more. Some names are now forgotten while others like Maria Abramovic, John Jesrun, and Karen Finley were just beginn ...more