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Theorizing the Angura Space: Avant-Garde Performance and Politics in Japan, 1960-2000 Peter Eckersall

Theorizing the Angura Space: Avant-Garde Performance and Politics in Japan, 1960-2000

Peter Eckersall

Published June 30th 2006
ISBN : 9789004151994
Hardcover
240 pages
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This is the first history of Japans avant-garde underground theatre (angura) in a time of its most intense, creative, and original productions, viz. 1960-2000. It closely investigates the interrelationship of aesthetics and politics and exploresMoreThis is the first history of Japans avant-garde underground theatre (angura) in a time of its most intense, creative, and original productions, viz. 1960-2000. It closely investigates the interrelationship of aesthetics and politics and explores contrasting examples of contemporary performance in relation to social context and cultural history. Part one considers the 1960s era of protest and theatrical invention. The second part examines theatre in the 1980s, a time of unprecedented economic boom. The final section considers the work of four of the most important companies of the 1990s and explores how they are grappling with manifold new political and artistic challenges.