The ontological-historic theatre of Richard Foreman



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Texas Tech University


This thesis has brought together the major elements of Foreman's work as discussed in the four chapters. During the process of preparing this thesis, several major challenges were encountered and overcome. The greatest single challenge involved the distance, physical and otherwise, between Lubbock, Texas, where this document was prepared and New York City, where Foreman lives and works. The encouragement of friends and faculty members lead the author of this thesis to eventually travel to New York for the purpose of observing Foreman's play Paradise Hotel. Ideally, more than one trip would have been made and more than one play would have been seen. However, this was not to be the case, yet this joumey ultimately made the completion of this thesis possible.



Foreman, Richard, 1937-, Ontological-Hysteric Theatre, Stein, Gertrude, 1874-1946 -- Influence, Experimental theater -- New York (State) -- New York