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Documentary Vanguards in Modern Theatre (Hardcover) (Timothy Youker)

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Practitioners and critics alike often attribute great authenticity to documentary theatre, casting it as a salutary alternative not only to corporate news outlets and official histories but also to the supposed "self-indulgence" and "elitism" of avant-garde theatre.

Documentary Vanguards in Modern Theatre, by contrast, argues for treating documentarians as vanguardists who (for good or ill) push, remap, or transgress the margins of historical and political visibility, often taking issue with professional discourses that claim a monopoly on authoritative representations of the real. This is the first book to situate documentary theatre’s development within the larger story of theatrical experimentalism, collage art, collective ritual, and other avant-garde dramaturgical and performance practices of the late 19th and 20th Centuries.

Number of Pages: 256
Genre: Performing Arts
Series Title: Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Author: Timothy Youker
Language: English
Street Date: November 17, 2017
TCIN: 53324561
UPC: 9781138081000
Item Number (DPCI): 248-61-8180
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