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Theater of the ridiculous : a critical history / Kelly I. Aliano.

Author/Creator:
Aliano, Kelly I., 1984- author.
Standardized Title:
Ridiculous geographies
Publication:
Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2019]
Format/Description:
Book
vii, 208 pages ; 23 cm
Subjects:
Ludlam, Charles.
Ridiculous Theatrical Company.
Experimental drama, American -- History and criticism.
Avant-garde (Aesthetics) -- United States.
American farces -- History and criticism.
Camp (Style) in literature.
Drama.
Experimental drama.
Farce.
Form/Genre:
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
History.
Summary:
"Theater of the Ridiculous is a significant movement that highlighted the radical possibilities inherent in camp. Much of contemporary theater owes this form a great debt but little has been written about its history or aesthetic markers. This book offers a comprehensive overview of the important practitioners, along with critical commentary of their work"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents:
Preface. "Ridiculous ghosts": uncovering a ridiculous past
"A ridiculous triple threat": Charles Ludlam and the making of a ridiculous aesthetic
The "godmother" of the ridiculous: Maria Montez and the ghosting of ridiculous theatre
The "daddy" of the ridiculous: Jack Smith, pop art and proto-ridiculous performance
"Ridiculous remix": playing at power at the play-house of the ridiculous
"Ridiculous mashup": Ethyl Eichelberger and the performance of gender
The ridiculous aesthetic across generations: the descendants of the ridiculous
The ridiculous aesthetic across generations: the inheritors of the ridiculous
Conclusion. Radical ridiculous theatre?.
Notes:
Revision of author's thesis (doctoral)--City University of New York , 2014, titled Ridiculous geographies : mapping the Theatre of the Ridiculous as radical aesthetic.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
9781476674032
1476674035
9781476634722 (ebook)
OCLC:
1078953845
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