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Wooster Group

Overview
Works: 87 works in 149 publications in 2 languages and 2,331 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Filmed plays  Interviews  Nonfiction films  Filmed performances  Experimental films  Historical films  Short films  Detective and mystery films 
Roles: Producer, Artist, Costume designer, Choreographer, Actor, Contributor
Classifications: PR2807.A23, 792.022097471
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 168 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
Brace up! by The Wooster Group( Visual )

6 editions published between 1992 and 2018 in English and held by 132 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
The Emperor Jones by Elizabeth LeCompte( Visual )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An ambitious Black man deposes the ruler of a Caribbean island and declares himself emperor
Hamlet by William Shakespeare( Visual )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Shakespeare's classic tragedy is re-imagined by mixing and repurposing Richard Burton's 1964 Broadway production, directed by John Gielgud. The Burton production was recorded in live performance from 17 camera angles and edited into a film ... The Wooster Group attempts to reverse the process, reconstructing a hypothetical theater piece from the fragmentary evidence of the edited film"--Container
To you, the birdie! : (Phèdre)( Visual )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 73 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 Wooster Group( Visual )

3 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in English and held by 67 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 19 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 14 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 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An exploration of the lives of New York City detectives consisting of 8 short stories
The Emperor Jones : video reconception( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Created from the Wooster Group's production of The Emperor Jones by Eugene O'Neill. An ambitious Black man deposes the ruler of a Caribbean Island and declares himself emperor
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 9 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
Rhyme 'em to death( Visual )

2 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Allegorical piece about a goat on trial for witchcraft
Brace up!( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brace up! (2003) : Anton Chekhov's Three sisters( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 5 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 tooth of crime : a film by Sam Shepard( Visual )

3 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In order to consider how performance can be understood not just as an object of study, but also as an active intellectual-artistic practice. He is the editor of 'TDR: The Journal of Performance Studies.' His books include 'Environmental Theater, ' 'The Future of Ritual, ' 'Performance Theory, ' 'Between Theater and Anthropology' and 'Performance Studies: An Introduction.' As of 2007, his books have been translated into 14 languages
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
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

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 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brace Up! (2003) : Anton Chekhov's Three Sisters translated by Paul Schmidt( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Wooster Group began as a small theatre group in 1975, and is a constantly evolving ongoing ensemble, a part of New York City's art avant-garde. Brace Up! is a re-imagined staging of Chekhov's Three Sisters. The April 2003 videorecording is an assemblage made from three performances, showing the performers simultaneously close-up, in wide-angle footage, and in the background
 
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