By breaking down the boundaries between audience and performers; by incorporating the smoke and noise of the audience into the ‘entertainment’; by encouraging laughter at the ‘worn out prototypes of the Beautiful, the Grand, the Solemn, the Religious, the Ferocious, the Seductive and the Terrifying, the Variety Theatre…destroys the Solemn, the Sacred, the Serious, and the Sublime in Art with a capital A. - Futurist, Filippo Tommaso Marinetti

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