The Resource Drop dead : performance in crisis, 1970s New York, Hillary Miller

Drop dead : performance in crisis, 1970s New York, Hillary Miller

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Drop dead : performance in crisis, 1970s New York
Title
Drop dead
Title remainder
performance in crisis, 1970s New York
Statement of responsibility
Hillary Miller
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
Hillary Miller’s Drop Dead: Performance in Crisis, 1970s New York offers a fascinating and comprehensive exploration of how the city’s financial crisis shaped theater and performance practices in this turbulent decade and beyond. New York City’s performing arts community suffered greatly from a severe reduction in grants in the mid-1970s. A scholar and playwright, Miller skillfully synthesizes economics, urban planning, tourism, and immigration to create a map of the interconnected urban landscape and to contextualize the struggle for resources. She reviews how numerous theater professionals, including Ellen Stewart of La MaMa E.T.C. and Julie Bovasso, Vinnette Carroll, and Joseph Papp of The Public Theater, developed innovative responses to survive the crisis. Combining theater history and close readings of productions, each of Miller’s chapters is a case study focusing on a company, a production, or an element of New York’s theater infrastructure. Her expansive survey visits Broadway, Off-, Off-Off-, Coney Island, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, community theater, and other locations to bring into focus the large-scale changes wrought by the financial realignments of the day. Nuanced, multifaceted, and engaging, Miller’s lively account of the financial crisis and resulting transformation of the performing arts community offers an essential chronicle of the decade and demonstrates its importance in understanding our present moment
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Miller, Hillary
Dewey number
792.09747109047
Index
index present
LC call number
PN 2277 .N5 M43 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Performance works
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  • Theater
  • Performing arts
  • Theater
  • Performing arts
  • Recessions
  • Nineteen seventies
  • Nineteen seventies
  • Performing arts
  • Performing arts
  • Recessions
  • Theater
  • Theater
  • New York (State)
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Drop dead : performance in crisis, 1970s New York, Hillary Miller
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Based on the author's thesis (doctoral)--City University of New York, 2013
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: City in crisis, performance in Crisis -- Planned shrinkage and the new theater : Ellen Stewart, La Mama e.t.c., and Julie Bovasso -- TKTS and "lost audience" anxiety : fiscal crisis Times Square -- Vinnette Carroll's Urban Arts Corps and the "inevitability of interdependency" -- The theater of poverty : Everyman in Coney Island -- How the public became a public : Joseph Papp's Civic Building -- The Brooklyn syndrome : BAM and outer-borough arts -- Conclusion. the myth of self-sufficiency
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
ix, 274 pages
Isbn
9780810133891
Lccn
2016031995
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)948339861
  • (OCoLC)ocn948339861
Label
Drop dead : performance in crisis, 1970s New York, Hillary Miller
Publication
Copyright
Note
Based on the author's thesis (doctoral)--City University of New York, 2013
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: City in crisis, performance in Crisis -- Planned shrinkage and the new theater : Ellen Stewart, La Mama e.t.c., and Julie Bovasso -- TKTS and "lost audience" anxiety : fiscal crisis Times Square -- Vinnette Carroll's Urban Arts Corps and the "inevitability of interdependency" -- The theater of poverty : Everyman in Coney Island -- How the public became a public : Joseph Papp's Civic Building -- The Brooklyn syndrome : BAM and outer-borough arts -- Conclusion. the myth of self-sufficiency
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
ix, 274 pages
Isbn
9780810133891
Lccn
2016031995
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)948339861
  • (OCoLC)ocn948339861

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