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Weavers of dreams, unite! : actor's unionism in early twentieth-century America

Author: Sean P Holmes
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores the history of actors' unionism in the United States from the late nineteenth century to the onset of the Great Depression.

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sean P Holmes
ISBN: 9780252037481 0252037480 9780252094682 0252094689
OCLC Number: 801219467
Description: x, 222 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: weavers of dreams, unite! --
The great text in our economy today: the American theater in an age of organization --
The sock and Buskin or the artisan's biretta: reconciling art and labor in the Actors' Equity Association, 1913-1919 --
All the world's a stage: the actors' strike of 1919 --
Protecting the high-minded actor and the high-minded manager in equal part: occupational unionism in the American theater industry, 1919-1929 --
For the dignity and honor of the theatrical profession: respectability and unrespectability in the Actors' Equity Association, 1919-1929 --
Ain't no peace in the family now: the Actors' Equity Association and the movies, 1919-1929 --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Sean P. Holmes.
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"With his attention to actors as both producers and embodiments of what they produce, the unique gender dynamics of theater as workplace, and the structure of the theater industry, Holmes has done a Read more...

 
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