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Experimenters, rebels, and disparate voices : the theatre of the 1920s celebrates American diversity

Author: Arthur Gewirtz; James J Kolb
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2003.
Series: Contributions in drama and theatre studies, no. 99.
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Examines generally ignored aspects of American theatre and drama of the 1920s.

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Experimenters, rebels, and disparate voices.
Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2003
(OCoLC)683274478
Named Person: John Howard Lawson
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Arthur Gewirtz; James J Kolb
ISBN: 0313324662 9780313324666
OCLC Number: 49991496
Description: xvii, 196 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction / Arthur Gewirtz, James J. Kolb --
Part I: Experimenters, rebels, and disparate voices --
Searching for "the big American play": The theatre guild produces John Howard Lawson's Processional / Beverle Bloch --
The idiosyncratic theatre of John Howard Lawson / John D. Shout --
Glitzing the proletariat: John Howard Lawson's plays of the 1920s / Michael C. O'Neill --
Direction by design(er): Robert Edmond Jones and the new Provincetown players / Jane T. Peterson --
Glitter, glitz, and race: The production of Harlem / Freda Scott Giles --
Disparate voices: African American theatre critics of the 1920s / Freda Scott Giles --
Garland Anderson and appearances: The playwright and his play / Alan Kreizenbeck --
The first serious dramas on Broadway by African American playwrights / Jeanne-Marie A. Miller --
Theatre and community: The significance of Howard University's 1920s drama program / Scott Zaluda --
"To doubt is fatal": Eva Le Gallienne and the civic repertory theatre, 1926-1932 / Estelle Aden --
Sophie Treadwell's play Machinal: Strategies of reception and interpretation / Kornelia Tancheva --
Sophie Treadwell's summer with Boleslavsky and lectures for the American Laboratory Theatre / Jerry Dickey --
On "The Verge" of a new form: The cabinet of Dr. Caligari and Susan Glaspell's experiments in The Verge / Steven Frank --
They knew what they wanted: American theatre's use of nonverbal communication codes to marginalize non-native characters in the 1920s / Beverly Bronson Smith --
The Poet Lore plays: A new Chinese voice ... but how new? / Dave Williams --
Part II: Theatre and set design --
Against the tide: Mordecai Gorelik and the New York Theatre of the 1920s --
processional, Nirvana, the moon is a gong, and loudspeaker / Anne Fletcher --
"Another revolution to be heard from": Jane Heap and the International Theatre Exposition of 1926 / John Bell --
Architecture for the twentieth century: Imagining the theatre in the 1920s / William F. Condee.
Series Title: Contributions in drama and theatre studies, no. 99.
Responsibility: edited by Arthur Gewirtz and James J. Kolb.
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?This collection is rich and fascinating as it evokes a remarkable period in American theatre history. Highly recommended. All theater collections.?-Choice

 
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