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American presidents attend the theatre : the playgoing experiences of each chief executive

Author: Thomas A Bogar
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2006.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Not every presidential visit to the theatre is as famous as Lincoln's last night at Ford's, but American presidents attended the theatre long before and after that ill-fated night. This volume examines presidential theatre-going as it reflects shifting popular tastes in America. It provides a chronology of theatre attendance throughout the lives of all 43 American presidents"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Bogar, Thomas A., 1948-
American presidents attend the theatre.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2006
(DLC) 2006006201
(OCoLC)64453330
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas A Bogar
ISBN: 9781476606804 1476606803
OCLC Number: 607811760
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 433 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Washington (1751-1782) --
The Adamses and Jefferson abroad (1778-1788) --
Independence (1784-1799) --
A new capital (1800-1817) --
Good feelings, bad feelings (1817-1833) --
The new national theatre (1834-1844) --
Unquiet times (1845-1860) --
Lincoln (1861-1863) --
Opera, Forrest, and the Booths (1864-1865) --
Aftermath (1865-1874) --
The gilded age (1874-1881) --
A social White House (1881-1885) --
Marriages (1885-1889) --
The rise of realism (1889-1892) --
The turn of the century (1893-1901) --
TR (1901-1909) --
Taft (1909-1910) --
Offstage drama (1910-1913) --
Vaudeville (1913-1915) --
Enter Edith (1915-1917) --
Victory (1918-1921) --
Jazz (1921-1924) --
Boom and bust (1924-1933) --
Recovery (1933-1940) --
Theatre of war (1941-1949) --
Cold war theatre (1950-1961) --
Camelot (1961-1964) --
Protest (1965-1974) --
Vicissitudes (1974-1980) --
An actor in the White House (1981-1992) --
Fundraisers and family (1993-2005).
Other Titles: American presidents attend the theater
Responsibility: Thomas A. Bogar.
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Examining presidential theatre-going, this book provides a chronology of theatre attendance throughout the lives of 43 American presidents. It details the attendance habits and theatrical tastes of  Read more...

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