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  • New American Theater

    An issue of: Theater
    Volume: 31
    Issue: 2
    Pages: 148
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  • 1. Up Front–Erika Munk

    2. The Game of Expression under Pinochet: Four Theater Stories–Joanne Pottlitzer (introduction), Raúl Osorio, Ramón Griffero, José Manuel Salcedo, David Benavente (interviews)

    3. Staging Reconciliation: The Arab-Hebrew Theater of Jaffa Makes a Model–Igal Ezraty, interviewed by Alisa Solomon

    4. The Awkward Age: New York’s New Experimental Theater–Shawn-Marie Garrett

    5. Showy Lady Slipper–Richard Maxwell

    6. A BAMdialogue–Lisa D’Amour, Melissa James Gibson, Melissa Kievman, and Katie Pearl

    Rethinking Our Field: A Forum

    7. Choices Made and Unmade–David Savran

    8. Responses to Choices Made and Unmade–Joseph Roach, Janelle Reinelt, Barbara Kirschenblatt-Gimblett, Marvin Carlson, Elin Diamond, Jill Dolan

    9. A Response to the Responses–David Savran


    10. Reclaiming Space, Reclaiming Happiness: A Report from Buenos Aires–Ruth Juliet Wikler

    11. Amazing Grace: Rinde Eckert's And God Created Great Whales and An Idiot Divine–Tom Sellar

    12. The Game's All Here–Alexis G. Soloski

    13. A Molière Museum: Long Wharf Theatre's The Bungler–Jonathan Shandell


    14. Infernal Circles of the History Machine: Eastern European Theater after the Iron Curtain, edited by Kalina Stefanova, English-style editor Ann Waugh–Daniel Gerould

    15. Gesamtkunstwerk: Modern Czech Theatre: Reflector and Conscience of a Nation by Jarka M. Burian–Thomas Ort

    16. Stage Fright: Shakespeare's Language by Frank Kermode–Charles McNulty

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  • Description

    This issue of Theater brings together a collection of new theater that, while dealing with a wide range of topics, is united by a commitment to inventiveness and intellectual integrity. One piece included here addresses the challenges faced by Chilean artists working under the shadow of Pinochet; another explores a model Truth and Reconciliation Commission put together by the Arab-Hebrew Theater of Java. From there the issue moves to New York’s experimental theater and includes a dialogue held at the Brooklyn Academy of Music on the future of the genre. A scholar’s forum considers the meaning of activist and experimental theater, and the issue is rounded out with a series of reviews of current productions.

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