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Author: Todd London
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Todd London
ISBN: 9781559364096 1559364092
OCLC Number: 990791715
Description: 1 vol. (xxiii-564 p..). ; 23 cm.
Contents: An introduction / by the editor. --
What Is America?/What is an American theater?. --
About us. By us. For us. Near us. --
Amateurs or professionals?. --
The genius of the individual, the genius of the group. --
Theatres or institutions. --
Toward a political theatre. --
The artist's journey : school, studio, & stage. --
Theater, theater everywhere. --
Tickets to a revolution / Todd London. --
1. What Is America? What is an American theater?. --
The Hull House Dramatic Association / Jane Addams. --
The Carolina Playmakers / Frederick H. Koch. --
Barter Theatre / Robert Porterfield. --
The Federal Theatre Project / Hallie Flanagan. --
The Wisconsin Idea Theater / Robert E. Gard. --
Roadside Theater / Dudley Cocke. --
Cornerstone Theater Company / Bill Rauch, Alison Corey, et al.. --
2. About us. By us. For us. Near us. --
The Yiddish Art Theatre / Maurice Schwartz. --
KRIGWA Players / W.E.B. Du Bois. --
The Negro Theatre Project, Federal Theatre Project / John Houseman. --
The Free Southern Theater / Doris Derby, Gilbert Moses, John O'Neal. --
El Teatro Campesino / Luis Miguel Valdez. --
The Negro Ensemble Company / Douglas Turner Ward. --
The National Theatre of the Deaf / Bernard Bragg. --
3. Amateurs or professionals?. --
The Chicago Little Theatre / Maurice Browne. --
The Neighborhood Playhouse / Alice Lewisohn Crowley. --
The Washington Square Players / Lawrence Langner. --
The Provincetown Players / Susan Glaspell. --
The Theatre Guild / Lawrence Langner. --
Oregon Shakespeare Festival / Angus Bowmer. --
4. The genius of the individual, the genius of the group. --
The Group Theatre / Harold Clurman. --
The Mercury Theatre / John Houseman. --
The Second City / Bernard Sahlins. --
The Ridiculous Theatrical Company / Charles Ludlam. --
The Performance Group / Richard Schechner. --
Steppenwolf Theatre Company / Gary Sinise. --
5. Theaters or institutions?. --
The Civic Repository Theatre / Eva Le Gallienne. --
Theater '47 / Margo Jones. --
Alley Theatre / Nina Vance. --
Arena Stage / Zelda Fichandler. --
Minnesota Theater Company (Guthrie Theater) / Tyrone Guthrie. --
Ford Foundation Program in Humanities and the Arts / W. McNeil Lowry. --
The Repository Theater of Lincoln Center / Jules Irving. --
The Mark Taper Forum / Gordon Davidson. --
The Theatre of the Living Arts / Andre Gregory. --
6. Toward a political theater. --
The Living Theatre / Judith Malina. --
The Living Theatre / Julian Beck. --
The Actor's Workshop / Herbert Blau. --
The New York Shakespeare Festival / Joseph Papp. --
The San Francisco Mime Troupe / R.G. Davis. --
Bread and Puppet Theater / Peter Schumann. --
7. The artist's journey : school, studio, & stage. --
The Actor's Studio / Lee Strasberg. --
New Dramatists / Michaela O'Harra. --
Circle in the Square Theatre / Theodore Mann. --
Circle in the Square Theatre / Jose Quintero. --
La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club / Ellen Stewart. --
The Open Theater / Joseph Chaikin. --
American Conservatory Theater / William Ball, et al.. --
Yale Repertory Theater / Robert Brustein. --
American Repertory Theater / Robert Brustein. --
Coda : Theater, theater everywhere. --
Source notes. --
Index
Responsibility: edited and introduced by Todd London.

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