Item ID: 273730560275
Seller ID: witherball43
Listing Type: Fixed Price Item
List Date: 02/26/2019
End Date: 03/11/2019
Location: Glendale, California
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Very rare original 1968 poster_dionysus in 69 _(a play by richard schechner) vgc


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Very Rare 1968"DIONYSUS in 69"BY RICHARD SCHECHNERORIGINAL POSTERVERY GOOD CONDITION11" x 18.5"FREE SHIPPING This is very rare original poster from Richard Schechner's important and controversial, ground breaking stage play, "Dionysus in 69".It's printed on poster stock and measures about 11" X 18.5".It's in very good condition with minor wear, (no holes, tears, etc.), see pics.There weren't very many of this poster printed. They didn't have much funding, and no clue if it would be financially successful or not.They might have printed as few as 100 or so of these posters to get the play rolling, along with mimeographed paper flyers to hand out.This is one of a very few of the posters that didn't get stapled to a telephone pole, or get taped on a store window to advertise the play.I doubt that more than a handful of these exist.About the play:Dionysus in 69 opened in The Performing Garage on June 6, 1968."D69" is the first performance of The Performance Group, (TPG), that emerged in 1968 from a workshop led by Richard Schechner in November 1967 shortly after he arrived from Tulane University to teach at NYU.D69, was the first environmental theater production shown at the Performing Garage, the long-time home of TPG and later, the Wooster Group that emerged in 1980 from TPG.D69 is a free-wheeling adaptation and radical interpretation of Euripides' The Bacchae.D69 is notable for several firsts for the New York theater including: audience participation, full environmental theatre design and staging, deconstruction of a classical text, man-to-man kissing, and full-frontal nakedness of both women and men.For the production, The Performing Garage interior was filled with platforms and towers, the floor covered with carpets, the cinderblock walls painted white.Because there were no seats performers and spectators shared the space, sitting on the floor or perched on the platforms and towers. D69 was devised by Schechner and the emerging Performance Group during a long period of workshops and rehearsals.The production -- like all of Schechner's work -- was never finished.It was, and is, Schechner's practice to keep changing a production over time insofar as circumstances allow.Before each performance, Schechner met with the company to give them extensive notes and make changes.Over the 14-month run of D69 the roles were rotated among the cast, including a woman playing the god Dionysus (Joan MacIntosh).The Performance Group used their performances as a means of confronting the psychic, physical, social, and political work of the performer and the spectator. Please refer to pics as part of item description.If you have any questions, please ask. USPS First Class Mail shipping is free to lower 48. Local pickup in the Los Angeles area is free.I will ship the same day as payment is made, or the very next business day.Return policy:I do my best to accurately describe the items I sell and provide good pictures. I guarantee items I sell to be as described.I will only accept returns for items that were not accurately described.If you receive an item that you feel was not as described, please contact me immediately for a quick resolution before leaving any feedback.If I made a mistake in a listing and an item needs to be returned, I will pay the return shipping cost.Please look at the pics, read the description, and if you have any questions, please ask.Please pay with Paypal.Thanks for looking!!!

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Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
Size: 11" X 18.5"