Contemporary Theatre Landscape
Contemporary Theatre Landscape TA 110
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Week 4: Contemporary Theatre and Landscape Broadway Commercial (for profit) Proscenium (large) 40 theatres Not new productions Broadway Tours London’s West End- transfers productions between Broadway History of Broadway Century old Boom in 10s-20s Golden Age of American Musical 40s-60s 70’s decline Mega musical of 80s-90’s Off-Broadway Different outlook for work Various places around NYC 99-500 seats Not all proscenium Professional Some shows transfer to Broadway Off-Off-Broadway 1960s Cheaper/no location Fewer than 99 seats Professional and non professional Regional Theatres LORT (League of Resident Theatres) Professional, non-profit University Theatre Training Seasonal plays Push boundaries Community Theatre Traditional/safe Local Theatre Company More than 1 production Mission statement Same people performing Professional or non professional Some have specific locations, some do not Reasons o Political o Cultural o Aesthetic o Genre San Fransisco Mime Troupe- o political El Teatro Compesino o by Luis Valdez- o cultural identity Complicite o Aesthetic style o Simon McBurney o Theatrical o 1983 Shaw Chicago- Genre play o Genre play The Royal Chakesphere Company o Genre o Specific purpose Festival Theatre Fringe Festival Shakesphere Festivals Religious Festivals o Oberammergau o Nova Jerusalem
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