By Theodore Shank (auth.)
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However, Beck said in 1969 that 'the real work of the director in the modern theatre is to eliminate himself' or 'at least to establish inside the acting company a situation in which the actor is ... able to take more and more control of the total work'. IY Although some members of the company contributed more to a production than others, beginning with Mysteries nearly all the productions were created collectively. In general the collective process involved discussion, improvisation, and research.
Malina and Beck came to believe that they were being assimilated as other trappings of social change were assimilated, thus forestalling a fundamental change in the structure. Even the words 'revolutionary' and 'radical' came to be used in the programmes of President Nixon and in advertising new products. Back in Europe in early 1970 the Living Theatre announced to the news media that it was dividing into four cells which would have different orientations. However, only the one directed by Malina and Beck endured.
The actors enter while a recording of the song 'The Viet Rock' is playing. They lie on their backs with their heads together forming a circle. Gradually movement can be detected, then sounds of humming, babies gurgling, childlike sounds of laughter, sounds of children playing war games, cowboys and 38 Primary Explorations 11. Viet Rock, photo: Open Theatre Indians, cops and robbers. The sounds build to a climax and the performers rise holding hands. They circle around and are flung to different parts of the stage.
American Alternative Theatre by Theodore Shank (auth.)