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Rehearsing with gods : photographs and essays on the Bread & Puppet Theater / Ronald T. Simon & Marc Estrin.

Title
Rehearsing with gods : photographs and essays on the Bread & Puppet Theater / Ronald T. Simon & Marc Estrin.
Author
Simon, Ronald T., 1959-
Publication
White River Junction, Vt. : Chelsea Green Pub., c2004.

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Additional Authors
  • Estrin, Marc.
  • Bread and Puppet Theater.
Description
xvi, 240 p. : ill.; 26 x 27 cm.
Summary
"Peter Schumann and his Bread & Puppet Theater are likely the most important, and surely the longest-lasting, contributors to modern American theater history. Since the early sixties Schumann and his puppeteers have been pouring out work after work on every scale: political works, mysterious works, grand works, modest works, works on the street and works in fields, works to be played in every size theater on four continents, books, prints, posters, and banners which live as show-and-tell in so many homes." "Ronald T. Simon, a photographer, and Marc Estrin, a long-time puppeteer, have contributed in their own ways to the shows, recording and reflecting on the events. Out of their experiences they have created Rehearsing with Gods: Photographs and Essays on the Bread & Puppet Theater." "Far more than history or documentation, they identify eight archetypes engaged repeatedly by Peter Schumann and his crew. Their book consists of parallel meditations - the texts not commenting on the photos unified and intertwined by the chapter themes of Death, Fiend, Beast, Human, World, Gift, Bread, and Hope." "Altogether, it's a collaboration that reflects their sixty odd man-years of personal experience in, hidden narratives of, and speculative reflections on Peter Schumann's projects, ever-more relevant to our times. This is a book that will engage both fans and newcomers - an inside-view of Peter Schumann's political-artistic world."--BOOK JACKET.
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Genre/Form
Bildband.
Processing Action (note)
  • committed to retain
Contents
Death -- Fiend -- Beast -- Human -- World -- Gift -- Bread -- Hope.
ISBN
1931498199 (acid-free paper)
LCCN
^^2003024015
OCLC
  • 53374877
  • SCSB-12027814
Owning Institutions
Harvard Library