In the volatile period of the late sixties and early seventies, several theater groups came to prominence in the United States, informing and shaping activist theater as we know it today. Restaging the Sixties examines the artistry, politics, and legacies of eight radical collectives: the Living Theatre, the Open Theatre, the Performance Group, the San Francisco Mime Troupe, El Teatro Campesino, At the Foot of the Mountain, the Free Souther Theater, and Bread and Puppet Theater. Each of the specially commissioned essays is from a leading theater artist, critic or scholar. The essays follow a three-part structure that first provides a historical overview of each group's work; then as exploration of the group's significant contributions to political theater; and finally, the legacy of those contributions.
From Michigan Press