Mickery Theater

An Imperfect Archaeology

Mike Pearson

Mickery Theater
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Mike Pearson

Distributed for Amsterdam University Press

Reviews by Jac Heijer and Loek Zonneveld
312 pages | 50 halftones | 7 1/2 x 10 1/4 | © 2011
Paper $49.50 ISBN: 9789089643117 Published November 2011 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada

This is the first full-length study of the history and working practices of the Mickery Theater in Amsterdam. Between 1965 and 1991, under its noted director Ritsaert ten Cate, Mickery became renowned worldwide for promoting and presenting significant international alternative theatre companies, and for staging its own innovative productions. Through a unique “archaeological” approach, combining archival research, oral history, and field observation, this book establishes the singular importance of Mickery and evokes the unique atmosphere of both the building and the activities it nurtured. 

“A superbly realized biography of an experimental theater. The full life of Mickery emerges through a rich assemblage of people and events.”—Edward Scheer, University of New South Wales
Contents
Acknowledgements
Foreword by Sijbolt Noorda
Probably Not… An Introduction by Arthur Sonnen and Otto Romijn

Prologue
1. Ritsaert ten Cate
2. In the Attic
3. Otto Romijn
4. In the Archive I
5. Frans de la Haye
6. In the Archive II
7. Peter Schreiber
8. A Building
9. Max Arian
10. A Journal Article
11. Failed Conversations
12. Reviews
13. Jim Clayburgh
14. Reviews—The Performance Group
15. Photographs
16. Rob Klinkenberg
17. Reports
18. Erica Bilder
19. A Lecture
20. Titus Muizelaar
21. In His Own Words
22. Colleen Scott
23. A Video
24. Janek Alexander
25. A Production Programme
26. Jan Lauwers
27. A Letter
28. Peter Sellars
29. A Research Project
30. The Producers 
      Hugo de Greef
      Tom Stromberg
31. A Workbook
32. Jan Zoet
33. A Magazine
34. Marijke Hoogenboom
35. A Book Chapter
36. Early Days
      Loek van der Sande
      Ruud Engelander
      Pip Simmons
37. Another Video
38. A Keynote
39. Epilogues
Postscript
A Quest

The Reviews of Jac Heijer, translated by Paul Evans

Touching Time and Moving with the Pressure of the Times. On the Last Years of the Mickery Theatre by Loek Zonneveld, translated by Paul Evans

Index
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