Reality Theater in Chicago
Wildman, Eugene, Chicago Review
A true theater is a fix, a mainline shot that infuses itself into reality, turning reality upside down, producing alterations in the structure and in the elements of the real. A grandiose claim. But is this not precisely what we have always been assured was the case in the Theater of Dionysus and in Shakespeare's Elizabethan theater? Is it disturbing that our authorities have inadvertently taught us the truth? Perhaps all real theater, and any real art, can only be revolutionary. Whatever is new ultimately must be a metaphysical argument. The Reality Theater that is evolving today cannot be stopped. It cannot be stopped because Mayor Daley exists on the same plane as all impersonations …
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Publication information: Article title: Reality Theater in Chicago. Contributors: Wildman, Eugene - Author. Journal title: Chicago Review. Volume: 42. Issue: 3-4 Publication date: January 1, 1996. Page number: 92+. © 1999 University of Chicago. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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