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Art, glitter, and glitz : mainstream playwrights and popular theatre in 1920s America

Author: Arthur Gewirtz; James J Kolb
Publisher: Westport, Conn. Praeger 2004
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1. publishedView all editions and formats
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Examines a decade when experimentation and incubation for American playwrights coexisted with a flourishing commercial theatre.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Arthur Gewirtz; James J Kolb
ISBN: 0313324670 9780313324673
OCLC Number: 834126701
Description: XVI, 243 Seiten Illustrationen 25 cm
Contents: Introduction by Arthur Gewirtz and James J. Kolb Mainstream Playwrights (Re)Claiming O'Neill's Strange Interlude As a Modernist Theatre Text by Thomas R. Adler Stillborn Future: Dead and Dying Infants and Children as a "Secondary Image" in the Plays of Eugene O'Neill: An Analysis of the Image in Desire Under the Elms by Linda L. Herr "De New Dat's Moiderin' de Old": Oedipal Struggle as Class Conflict in Eugene O'Neill's The Hairy Ape by Julia Walker Tempest in Black and White: The 1924 Staging of Eugene O'Neill's All God's Chillun Got Wings by Glenda Frank "Not Enough"?: The High Comedy of Philip Barry by Leonard Ashley Philip Barry's Holiday: High Comedy as Morality Play by Harry B. Parker The Subway: Sophie as Elmer Rice's Ms. Zero by Cynthia McCown "Without a Plot, Idea, Hero, or Heroine": The Unlikely Strategy of Sidney Howard's Lucky Sam McCarver by Cynthia McCown "Some Kind of Damned Religion": A Reading of What Price Glory? by Maxwell Andersen and Laurence Stallings by Stanley Brodwin Baker's "Boys": The Legacy of George Pierce Baker by Lue Morgan Douthit Broadway, The Elements of Success: An Analysis of Jed Harris's 1926 Production of the Play by Philip Dunning and George Abbott by E. James Zeiger Playwrights and Power: The Dramatists Guild's Struggle for the 1926 Minimum Basic Aggreement by T. J. Walsh Popular Theatre John Barrymore & Company, 1920-25: American Standard-Bearers of the Shakespeare Company by Michael A. Morrison When Actors Were Still Players by Ronald H. Wainscott No Sirree! A One Night Stand with the Algonquin's "Vicious Circle" by Jay Malarcher The Grand-Guignol in New York City: October-November, 1923: Violence Fails to Draw an Audience by John M. Callahan The Other Worlds of Ring Lardner: Popular Entertainment and the Legitimate Theatre by Richard Pioreck Feathers, Finals, and Frou-Frou: Florenz Ziegfeld's Exoticized Follies Girls by Ann Marie McEntee Gags, Girls, and Guffaws: Burlesque in Downtown New York in the 1920s by William Green Barbette: That Daring Young [Wo]Man on the Flying Trapeze by Joe E. Jeffreys A. H. Woods, Producer: A Thrill a Minute, a Laugh a Second! by Julian M. Kaufman The Girl Friends: Lew Fields and the Early Musicals of Rodgers, Hart, and Fields by Jason Rubin Bibliography Index
Responsibility: ed. by Arthur Gewirtz and James J. Kolb
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