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The American stage : social and economic issues from the colonial period to the present

Author: Ron Engle; Tice L Miller
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book focuses on the economic and social forces which shaped American theatre throughout its history. Alone or as a collection, these essays, written by leading theatre historians and critics of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ron Engle; Tice L Miller
ISBN: 0521412382 9780521412384
OCLC Number: 26163117
Description: xxi, 320 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : American theatre history scholarship / Oscar G. Brockett --
The theatre and its audience : changing modes of social organization in the American theatre / Douglas McDermott --
Puritan mercantilism and the politics of anti-theatrical legislation in colonial America / Peter A. Davis --
"Lady-managers" in nineteenth-century American theatre / Vera Mowry Roberts --
Hustlers in the house : the Bowery Theatre as a mode of historical information / Rosemarie K. Bank --
Museum theatre and the problem of respectability for mid-century urban Americans / Bruce A. McConachie --
Social awareness on stage : tensions mounting, 1850-1859 / Walter J. Meserve --
The development of the American theatre program / Marvin Carlson --
The Hyers Sisters : pioneers in black musical comedy / Errol Hill --
Money without glory : turn-of-the century America's women playwrights / Felicia Hardison Londré. "For laughing purposes only" : the literature of American popular entertainment / Brooks McNamara --
E pluribus unum : Berhardt's 1905-1906 farewell tour / Stephen M. Archer --
Commercialism glorified and vilified : 1920s theatre and the business world / Ronald H. Wainscott --
Quicksilver revisited : a portrait of the American stage in the 1930s / Charles H. Shattuck --
The economic structure of the Federal Theater Project / Barry B. Witham --
The American Repertory Theatre (1946-1947) and the repertory ideal, a case study / Daniel J. Watermeier --
Sojourning in Never Never Land : the idea of Hollywood in recent theatre autobiographies / Thomas Postlewait --
Consuming the past : commercial American theatre in the Reagan era / Alan Woods --
Narrative strategies in selected studies of American theatre economics / Margaret M. Knapp. Multiculturalism versus technoculturalism : its challenge to American theatre and the functions of arts management / Stephen Langley --
Checklist of selected books on American theatre, 1960-1990 / Don B. Wilmeth.
Responsibility: edited by Ron Engle and Tice L. Miller.
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