Bookcover of Blanka and Jiri Zizka at the Wilma Theater, 1979-2000
Booktitle:

Blanka and Jiri Zizka at the Wilma Theater, 1979-2000

From the Underground to the Avenue

VDM Verlag Dr. Müller (2008-11-06 )

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ISBN-13:

978-3-639-09265-3

ISBN-10:
3639092651
EAN:
9783639092653
Book language:
English
Blurb/Shorttext:
Blanka and Jiri Zizka are the creative wellspring behind The Wilma Theatre of Philadelphia, one of America’s most successful and innovative regional theatre companies. They escaped Communist oppression in Czechoslovakia during the 1970’s, and honed their craft in Prague under threats of arrest and censorship. The Zizkas’ ideas and artistry were shaped by their experiences of oppression and exile, as well as by their exposure to specific techniques, traditions and practices in Prague and elsewhere. In Philadelphia they created their own opportunities, and took advantage of their newfound freedom to create alternative theatre, pushing boundaries and engaging in controversial positions and ideas. This book traces the history of the Zizkas and of the Wilma, and explores the cultural, political, artistic and material influences that mark their provocative productions. It also seeks to articulate the overall significance of the Wilma’s own cultural and economic history, of its architectural spaces, audiences, and artistic approach.
Publishing house:
VDM Verlag Dr. Müller
Website:
http://www.vdm-verlag.de
By (author) :
Ferguson Marcia
Number of pages:
144
Published at:
2008-11-06
Stock:
Available
Category:
Theatre, ballet
Price:
59.00 €
Keywords:
Zizka, Wilma, Czech, intercultural, Regional, Prague, Philadelphia, Stoppard, Theater, directing

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