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Staging strikes : workers' theatre and the American labor movement

Author: Colette A Hyman
Publisher: Philadelphia, Pa : Temple University Press, 1997.
Series: Critical perspectives on the past.
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Traces the history of workers' theater from its grassroots origins to the Federal Theater Project of the WPA under Roosevelt and into unions' recreational programs. This book shows that the  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Colette A Hyman
ISBN: 1566395046 9781566395045
OCLC Number: 491906632
Description: XI-209 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Acknowledgments 1. Backdrop: Workers' Theatre and Organized Labor 2. Prologue: New Playwrights and Worker-Students in the 1920s 3. Act I: A Movement Grows across the Nation 4. Interlude: Unionism and Militance in the Plays of the Workers' Theatre Movement 5. Act II: Two Unions Take to the Stage 6. Interlude: Leisure and Popular Entertainment in Labor Plays 7. Act III: Workers' Theatre Becomes Union Recreation 8. Epilogue: Can Workers' Theatre Survive the Decline of the Labor Movement? Postscript: Angels in America and the Study of Workers' Theatre Notes Index
Series Title: Critical perspectives on the past.
Responsibility: Colette A Hyman.


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"This book offers a new and most interesting perspective on radical artists of the 1930s and their efforts to promote a progressive political agenda. Theater activists sought to write and perform Read more...

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