Anarchists of the Anti-Word

The forefront of the U.S. dramatic avant-garde is in Europe—a band of strolling anarchist players who are emigrants from off-Broadway. When a failure to pay back taxes shuttered the Living Theater in 1963, Co-Founders Julian Beck and Judith Malina took their troupe to Europe. They have been there ever since, touring 95 cities in four Volkswagen buses. In addition to nondelivery of scenery, the company has had to cope with censorship in Spain, riots in France, and fistfights in several Italian towns. This sort of mishap scarcely fazes an...

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