In Twentieth Century Theatre from the time of the Renaissance on, theatre seemed to be striving for total realism, or at least for the illusion of reality. As it reached that goal in the late 19th century, a multifaceted, antirealistic reaction erupted.
Many movements, generally lumped together as the avant-garde, attempted to suggest alternatives to the realistic drama and production. Paralleling modern art movements, various theoreticians turned to symbol, abstraction, and ritual in an attempt
showed first 75 words of 1596 total
showed last 75 words of 1596 total
nature of the piece where as at first I personally thought it could possibly be a hindrance, I feel that we achieved what we set out to do and put together a simple yet complex performance of our findings.
The Twentieth Century Performance Reader, Edited by Michael Huxley and Noel Witts, Second edition - Published by Routledge, 2002.
The Definition Of Avant Garde, By Margaret Rubik, Published By - Macmillan Press LTD, 1998.