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Wooster Group

Overview
Works: 80 works in 139 publications in 2 languages and 2,291 library holdings
Genres: Film adaptations  Drama  Nonfiction films  Filmed plays  Interviews  Educational films  Internet videos  Biography  Experimental films  Documentary films 
Roles: Producer, Artist, Choreographer, Costume designer, Contributor, Actor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Wooster Group
House/lights( Visual )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Wooster Group's 1999 OBIE-winning collision of Gertrude Stein's Doctor Faustus lights the lights with Joseph Mawra's B-movie classic, Olga's house of shame. These discs are newly remastered, and our improved interface allows you to flip easily between three synchronous views of the complete performance - multi-angle edited footage, a wide shot, and the live and prerecorded video mix from the onstage monitors"--Container
The Emperor Jones by Eugene O'Neill( Visual )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An ambitious Black man deposes the ruler of a Caribbean island and declares himself emperor
Brace up! by The Wooster Group( Visual )

6 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Wooster Group began with a small group of people in 1975, and is a constantly evolving, full-time, ongoing ensemble, and member in good standing of New York City's art avant-garde. Brace Up! is Chekhov's Three sisters on-stage, as re-imagined through the prism of the Group's developing aesthetic. An assemblage made from three performances in April, 2003. In this filmed performance, the setting incorporates close-up recordings of the performers with continuous wide-angle footage, while simultaneously those same performers are in the background
To you, the birdie! : (Phèdre)( Visual )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Wooster Group's OBIE-winning production of Paul Schmidt's version of Racine's Phèdre, re-set in a mobile modernist landscape of sliding plexiglass panels, omnipresent monitors, and hidden cameras. The disc presents the recording with magnified overlays of the action, designed by Ken Kobland
Rumstick Road by Ken Kobland( Visual )

3 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Wooster Group's 1977 production Rumstick Road has been recognized by critics and scholars as a landmark work that helped usher in a new era of experimental performance. Composed by Spalding Gray and Elizabeth LeCompte in response to the suicide of Gray's mother, Rumstick Road combines Gray's personal recorded conversations, family letters, the writings of Mary Baker Eddy, 35mm slides, music, and dance. The video reconstruction presented in this DVD keeps faith with the theater piece by registering, in a new composite, the vivid texture of time and memory that shaped the original production. LeCompte and filmmaker Ken Kobland have worked with Wooster Group archivist Clay Hapaz to layer, juxtapose, and blend together numerous archival fragments -- including U-Matic video, Super 8 film, reel-to-reel audio tapes, photographs, and slides -- in order to reconstruct that lost performance."--Wooster Group website
Flaubert dreams of travel but the illness of his mother prevents it by Wooster Group( Visual )

6 editions published between 1986 and 2002 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this short surrealistic fantasy a group of unrelated men and women in different states of dress and undress engage in various bizarre activities within a mysterious bedroom. Their actions are set against a background of random music and noises
Where where there there where by Zoe Beloff( )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Computer art inspired by the play Doctor Faustus Lights the Lights
White homeland commando : the Wooster Group by Elizabeth LeCompte( Visual )

4 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An exploration of the lives of New York City detectives consisting of 8 short stories
Van het kijken en van het schrijven : teksten over theater by Marianne van Kerkhoven( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in Dutch and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reflecties over theater, dans, acteren, dramaturgie, kritiek, beleid, de relatie tussen het persoonlijke en de politiek, tussen kunst en wetenschap, kunst en samenleving en tussen theorie en praktijk
Brace up!( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tooth of crime : a film by Sam Shepard( Visual )

3 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film documents and to some degree rearranges the scenes of TPG's production. In 'The Tooth of Crime' Shepard draws on popular/mythic figures and motifs of the American imaginary such as the cowboy, the rock star, the girl friend, the disc-jockey, and the drifter-outsider. The language of the play is rhythmic with a richness of alliteration and syncopation that The Performance Group actors further embroidered through their verbophysical techniques to produce harmonies, tensions, and emotional and physical states. The drama embodies the contradictions inherent in a star system that creates 'personalities' only to discard them when they are no longer commercially productive. Using their own version of rock music, TPG explores in a complex physical environment a world of gangsters and urban cowboys
Brace up! (2003) : Anton Chekhov's Three sisters( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Avant-garde adaptation of Chekhov's Three sisters, incorporating close-up recordings of the performers simultaneously with continuous wide-angle footage
The Wooster Group work book by Andrew Quick( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book accesses, often for the first time, the company's rehearsal methods and source materials, as well as the creative thinking and reflections of director Elizabeth LeCompte and her main artistic collaborators. This new volume gathers together an astonishing range of archival material to produce a vivid and personal account of how the company makes its work."--Jacket
Rhyme 'em to death( Visual )

2 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Allegorical piece about a goat on trial for witchcraft
House / Lights : after Gertrude Stein's Doctor Faustus lights the lights by Wooster Group( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miami man in landscape (LSD) by Ken Kobland( Visual )

2 editions published between 1983 and 1988 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An experimental work showing features of the human body (e.g. face, hands, etc.) juxtaposed in various Miami scenes. No dialog
Love songs : songs from the Wooster Group's To you, the birdie (Phèdre) by Drench (Musical group)( Recording )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

3 solos for Vincent Dunoyer( Visual )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Performance of three dance solos first presented at the Springdance Festival in Utrecht, The Netherlands, on April 12, 1997. This recording was edited live in performance, and may not reflect the editing choices of the choreographers
 
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Alternative Names
Dionysus Group

Performance Group

Languages
English (87)

Dutch (1)

Covers
Actors and onlookers : theater and twentieth-century scientific views of natureThe Wooster Group work book