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Monday, July 16, 2007

From Blackbox to Mainstage

"Isn't it time that we had a funding system and a culture encouraging mainstream theatre to make stronger links with experimental?"

So asks Lyn Gardner on her Guardian blog, as well as a new book collection of "case studies for locating experimental theatres."

Money quote from Phelim ("Shockheaded Peter") McDermott:

"It is essential for the mainstream to acknowledge the debt it has to those working outside the traditional structures."


From Brecht to Bunraku, the experimental and radical always filters "up." (Or is that, down?)

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