Wednesday, September 26, 2012

KC Repertory "Pippin" review by Jeff Tamblyn

In the 1960’s, a theatrical ‘test period’ took place in which the coffee-house beatnik aesthetics of the 50’s were exploded into larger-scale pieces that punctured the bubble of conventional theatricality. The ‘fourth wall’ of the proscenium was broken and actors were often seen naked, performing sounds and motions that were more abstract than naturalistic. This was an important time in the theatre because it had become stale and needed an overhaul.

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