Richard Schechner “The Conservative Avant-garde”

In this video: Richard Schechner reflects on his own reconsideration of the foundational statements about the avant-garde he laid out in the first decades of performance studies as a discipline.

These remarks were delivered as part of a keynote address at RS & PS: Richard Schechner and Performance Studies—An International Conference of Scholars and Artists Honoring Richard Schechner on his 76th Birthday. University of Haifa, Israel, December 2010.

Video by Henry Bial

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