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

Author: Kim Marra
Publisher: Iowa City : University of Iowa, ©2006.
Series: Studies in theatre history and culture.
Edition/Format:   Print book : 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. Many rose from poor immigrant roots and built their own careers by making huge stars out of "undiscovered," Anglo-identified actresses. Reflecting the antics of self-made industrial empire-builders and independent, challenging New Women, these theatrical potentates and their protegees gained a level of wealth and celebrity  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kim Marra
ISBN: 0877459932 9780877459934 9780877459934
OCLC Number: 65207156
Description: xxii, 352 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
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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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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