The Long Revolution: Sixty Years on the Frontlines of the American Theater (Paperback)

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This volume gathers sixty years of essays, speeches, and manifestos by the founding mother of the resident professional theatre movement. As a founder and artistic director of the flagship Arena Stage in Washington, D.C., and chair of New York University's Graduate Acting program, the late Zelda Fichandler changed the where and how of the American theatre. The Long Revolution gathers Fichandler's most prescient writing about that movement, ranging over such topics as The Institution as Art-Work, the Profit in NonProfit, Race and a Deepening Aesthetic, and Creativity and the Public Mind. It also includes intimate portraits of artists with whom she frequently collaborated and director's notes from the major productions that defined her vision. Celebrated as the defining architect and builder of the most sweeping transformation of twentieth-century American theatre, her brilliant writing reestablishes Fichandler as one of its most expansive and provocative thinkers.

About the Author

Zelda Fichandler was an American stage producer, director and educator. She was the cofounder and artistic director of Arena Stage and headed the graduate school of New York University's Tisch School of the Arts from 1984-2009. In 1996, Fichandler was awarded a National Medal of Arts. She was inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame in 1999. Todd London is an essayist, novelist, arts journalist, and theatre historian. He has written, edited, or contributed to more than twenty books, including An Ideal Theater: Founding Visions for a New American Art. London is the Co-Head of the MFA Playwriting Program at the New School for Social Research and the Director of Theatre Relations for the Dramatists Guild of America.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781559369756
ISBN-10: 1559369752
Publisher: Theatre Communications Group
Publication Date: February 21st, 2023
Pages: 320
Language: English