Revolutionary Theatricality: Dramatized American Protest, 1967-1968
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American protest against the establishment grew between the years 1967 and 1968 because dramatic aspects of rebellion manifested in theatrical methods. Prominent examples of these protests were the San Francisco Mime Troupe, the production of Paradise Now by the Living Theatre, the Broadway cast production of the musical Hair, and the Festival of Life by the Yippie movement at the Chicago Democratic National Convention. During this intense period of domestic conflict, these activists embraced theatrical revolutions of radical theater as visible forms of protest.