Mickery TheaterAn Imperfect Archaeology

Type Book
Original languageEnglish
PublisherAmsterdam University Press
Number of pages312
Edition1
ISBN (Print)9789089643117
Publication statusPublished - 09 Feb 2014
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Abstract

This is the first full-length account of the history and working practices of Amsterdam's Mickery Theater. Between 1965 and1991 under its noted director Ritsaert tenCate, Mickery became renowned worldwide for promoting and presenting significant international alternative theatre companies including La Mama, Tenjo Sajiki and the Wooster Group, and for staging its own innovative productions. Combining archival research, oral history, field observation, and drawing on personal accounts of keyparticipants, the book illuminates the singular importance of Mickery, whileevoking the unique atmosphere of boththe building and the art that it nurtured.