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Composing ourselves : the Little Theatre movement and the American audience

Author: Dorothy Chansky
Publisher: Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, ©2004.
Series: Theater in the Americas.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"When movies replaced theatre as popular entertainment in the years 1910-20, the world of live drama was wide open for reform. American advocates and practitioners founded theatres in a spirit of anticommercialism, seeking to develop an American audience for serious theatre, mounting plays in what would today be called "alternative places," and uniting for the cause an eclectic group of professors, social workers,
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Dorothy Chansky
ISBN: 0809325748 9780809325740
OCLC Number: 53084085
Description: xv, 293 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Little Theatre and audience construction --
Imagining the Little Theatre audience --
Producing the audience --
Fall girls of modernism --
Textbook cases --
Modeling a future.
Series Title: Theater in the Americas.
Responsibility: Dorothy Chansky.
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"In "Composing Ourselves", Dorothy Chansky weaves a compelling narrative of the emergence of the literary theatre in America. By offering vivid portraits and probing analyses of the people and Read more...

 
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