Theater magazine founding editor Gordon Rogoff puts the history of the American theater over the last five decades under a critical retrospective lens, examining how shifting political, social, and economic conditions have shaped theater as both industry and art form. Rogoff ’s essay mixes memory with polemic and humor with outrage while attempting to untangle the threads of high art and big business that have held up and ensnared the art of theater across the last half century.
Gordon Rogoff; Strange Eventful History. Theater 1 February 2020; 50 (1): 13–29. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/01610775-8123840
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