- List Price: $61.00
- Binding: Hardcover
- Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
- Publish date: 01/01/2004
- ISBN: 9780801861130
- ISBN10: 0801861136
This new volume in PAJ's Art + Performance series is the first critical edition devoted to Foreman's work. Edited by Gerald Rabkin, this wide-ranging anthology includes a collection of contemporary reviews tracing Foreman's reception from the 1960s to today, a series of informative interviews, a section of critical essays, and a selection of Foreman's writings (including the compete text of My Head Was a Sledgehammer). The book also offers a detailed chronology of Foreman's career, a current bibliography, and twenty photographs from his plays.
Rabkin's comprehensive introduction traces the development of Foreman's career and place: his contributions within the context of post-1950s experimental theater. From Foreman's founding of the Ontological-Hysteric Theater in 1968, to his artistic and personal partnership with Kate Manheim, to his company's move to the historic theater at Saint Mark's Church in the 1990s, Richard Foreman chronicles the remarkable vision and singular voice of one of America's most important theater artists.