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Acts of poetry : American poets' theater and the politics of performance / Heidi R. Bean.

Author/Creator:
Bean, Heidi R., author.
Publication:
Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, 2019. , ©2019
Format/Description:
Book
viii, 259 pages ; 24 cm
Subjects:
Performance poetry -- United States -- History and criticism.
American poetry -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
American poetry.
Performance poetry.
United States.
Form/Genre:
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Summary:
"Acts of Poetry examines the rhetoric, history, and practice of postwar American poet's theater. American poet's theater proliferated in the postwar period, when rich, performance-oriented poetry and theater scenes came together on the makeshift stages of urban coffee houses, shared apartments, and underground theaters. And yet its importance and history have been almost entirely ignored by critics. Acts of Poetry shines a spotlight on the practice of poet's theater by examining key groups and practitioners. Bringing together cultural history and criticism, it maps poet's theater in relation to performance practices such as poetry readings, avant-garde theater, and conceptual art and demonstrates not only the emergence of poet's theater in the postwar period but its continuation and legacy today"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents:
Introduction: where is poets' theater?
Repeating Gertrude Stein
"Everyone is watching us!" the poets' theatre, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1950-1956
From poets' theater to "antitextual" theater: the living theatre and the rhetoric of the real
Sounding the revolution: Amiri Baraka's Black Arts poets' theater
Carla Harryman and the ethics of performance
Poets' theater as postdramatic theater: learning from Suzan-Lori Parks's The America play
Epilogue: poets' theater in the twenty-first century.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Other format:
Online version: Bean, Heidi R. Acts of poetry.
ISBN:
9780472131419
0472131419
9780472125326
OCLC:
1099532137
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