The Spectacular Theatre of Frank Joseph Galati: Reshaping American Theatre in Chicago, IllinoisDe (autor) Dr Julie Jackson
en Limba Engleză Hardback – 28 Jul 2022
Features unpublished interviews with Galati and his contemporaries, which provide a unique record and primary source for the history, ground-breaking style and leading artists of an important era in American theatre
Julie Jackson taught theatre history and design at Columbia College in Chicago, USA for seventeen years and worked with Frank Galati as a professional costume designer in the city's off-Loop theatres. She has chaired theatre programs at Marshall University and Indiana University Northwest.
List of IllustrationsAcknowledgementsDisclaimersAuthor PrefaceIntroduction: A Pivotal Figure in a Stagestruck Town, 1969-1996 Part I. The Rise of Off-Loop Theatre: Frank Galati and the Chicago Style Part I Introduction 1. Theatre Chicago Style: Second to None 2. One Who Was Working: 1969-19863. The Hottest Theatre Artist in Chicago: Goodman Theatre, Steppenwolf Ensemble, and Lyric Opera of Chicago Part II. Staging Stein and Steinbeck: Two Case Studies Part II Introduction 4. A Cubist Dramaturgy: She Always Said Pablo 5. The Telling Not the Tale: The Grapes of Wrath Part III. Backstage Process and Onstage Themes: Maternal Projects Part III Introduction6. Rehearsing Ensemble: Working All Together All the Time7. Mise-en-scene as Activism: Galati's Dangerous WomenEpilogueBibliographyIndex
This is a spectacular book about a truly spectacular figure in American theatre whose contributions of art and heart are equally magnanimous. Jackson gives us a rare, in-the-room account of Galati's thrilling vision as it unfolds-and inspiration for the kind of theatre we need now more than ever.