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Strange duets : impresarios and actresses in the American theatre, 1865-1914

Author: Kim Marra
Publisher: Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, ©2006.
Series: Studies in theatre history and culture.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Autocratic male impresarios increasingly dominated the American stage between 1865 and 1914. This work spotlights three passionate impresario-actress relationships of exceptional duration that  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Marra, Kim, 1957-
Strange duets.
Iowa City : University of Iowa, ©2006
(DLC) 2006044524
(OCoLC)65207156
Material Type: Biography, Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kim Marra
ISBN: 9781587297410 1587297418
OCLC Number: 297115515
Description: 1 online resource (xxii, 352 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Pioneering on the theatrical frontier : Augustin Daly's early ventures --
A troubled republic : Daly and his leading ladies --
Birds of a feather : the queer theatrical empire of Charles Frohman and Maude Adams --
Through fairy and fowl : civilization by sexual inversion on Frohman's imperial stages --
A priestly acting pedagogy : David Belasco's quest for sexual knowledge --
Drilling her in the emotional parts : David Belasco trains Mrs. Leslie Carter for the stage --
Imperial expiations : Belasco's othered worlds.
Series Title: Studies in theatre history and culture.
Responsibility: Kim Marra.

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