This critical anthology assembles an international selection of influential avant-garde plays from the second half of the twentieth century. Supplemented by essays by major theater practitioners, the book approaches the recent avant-garde as a non-linear, pluralistic phenomenon, includes collaborative constructed scripts, and highlights the complex dynamic between avant-garde text and performance.
“This anthology offers a rare combination of breadth and depth, without becoming a brick-heavy tome of plays . . . it’s a useful text for anyone wanting greater entrée into the world of the theatrically avant-garde.”—Justin Maxwell, Rain Taxi~Justin Maxwell, Rain Taxi