environmental theatre

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environmental theatre

a branch of the New Theatre movement of the 1960s that aimed to heighten audience awareness of theatre by eliminating the distinction between the audience's and the actors' space. Richard Schechner's environmental productions Dionysus in 69, Makbeth, and Commune were performed in his Performing Garage on Off-Off-Broadway in New York City.

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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