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Showtime in Cleveland : the rise of a regional theater center

Author: John Vacha
Publisher: Kent, Ohio : Kent State University Press, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In 1820 Cleveland, Ohio, was able to draw a visit from a troupe of professional actors. With no theater in which to perform, the troupe made do with Mowrey's Tavern on Public Square, where a standing-room-only audience saw The Purse; or the Benevolent Tar. It was five years before another professional company would visit." "Showtime in Cleveland takes the reader from the city's first professional theatrical  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Vacha, John.
Showtime in Cleveland.
Kent, Ohio : Kent State University Press, ©2001
(OCoLC)606114268
Online version:
Vacha, John.
Showtime in Cleveland.
Kent, Ohio : Kent State University Press, ©2001
(OCoLC)606785009
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Vacha
ISBN: 0873386973 9780873386975
OCLC Number: 45243189
Description: x, 253 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Early stages --
The Ellsler era --
The gilded stage --
When vaudeville wa king --
New Voices --
Enter Playhouse Square --
The fabulous invalid survives --
New directions --
Renaissance.
Responsibility: John Vacha.

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This work takes the reader from Cleveland's first professional theatrical presentation in 1820, through the heyday of Vaudeville, to the grand reopening of the newly renovated Allen Theatre in 1999  Read more...

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