History Of The American Theatre New Foundations 1792 1797

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History Of The American Theatre During The Revolution And After 1774 1792

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American Theatre

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A History Of African American Theatre

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ISBN: 9780521624435
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The Cambridge Guide To American Theatre

Author: Don B. Wilmeth
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521835380
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Collects over twenty-five hundred entries on American theater, from its beginning through the modern day.

The Cambridge History Of American Theatre

Author: Don B. Wilmeth
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521669597
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Volume three of a unique three-volume history covering all aspects of American theatre.

The African American Theatre Directory 1816 1960

Author: Bernard L. Peterson
Editor: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313295379
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A comprehensive directory of more than 600 Black professional, semi-professional, and academic stage organizations and theatres from the early 19th century to the revolutionary Black theatre movement of the 1960s.

The Oxford Companion To American Theatre

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Notable Women In The American Theatre

Author: Alice M. Robinson
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Third in the Newbury and Hobbes series.

Walter Hampden

Author: Geddeth Smith
Editor: Associated University Presse
ISBN: 9780838641668
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"Walter Hampden (1879-1955), born in Brooklyn, New York, was one of the giants of the twentieth-century American theatre and considered by many of his contemporaries to be the successor of Edwin Booth. After an apprenticeship in England, and his brilliant performances as Hamlet and Cyrano in New York, Hampden emerged as a major artist. Season after season he appeared on Broadway and toured from coast to coast with his own company, building a reputation for himself as one of the finest classical actors in the English-speaking world. When he retired from management, he continued to appear prominently on Broadway, television, and in films; on radio, as the fourth president of The Players, he was often introduced as the Dean of the American Theatre. He worked until his death, at age seventy-five, while shooting a film in Hollywood."--BOOK JACKET.

African American Performance And Theater History

Author: Christensen Professor of Humanities Director of Graduate Studies for Drama and Director of Committee on Black Performing Arts Harry J Elam
Editor: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780195127256
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An anthology of critical writings that explores the intersections of race, theater, and performance in America.

The Changing American Theatre Mainstream And Marginal Past And Present

Author: Yvonne Shafer
Editor: Universitat de València
ISBN: 8437085403
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Aquest llibre d'assajos presenta una panoràmica del desenvolupament del teatre nord-americà des de principis del segle XIX fins a l'actualitat. Mostra els canvis que el teatre va reflectir a mesura que creixia el país i es modificava la societat. Amb cada dècada, una expressió més completa de la cultura nord-americana, amb la seva gran varietat, apareixia en obres de teatre, musicals i revistes. Els assajos analitzen els esforços de figures marginals -sobretot dramaturgs i productors no comercials, afro-americans i dones- per dur a terme una ampliació de l'espectre del teatre nord-americà quant a la dramatúrgia, disseny, representació i construcció dramàtica.

American Theatre A Chronicle Of Comedy And Drama 1914 1930

Author: Gerald Bordman
Editor: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780195090789
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The American Theatre series discusses every Broadway production chronologically--show by show and season by season. It offers plot summaries, production details, names of leading actors and actresses--the roles they played, as well as any special or unusual aspects of individual shows. This second volume in the series, covers what is probably the richest period in American theater, the years 1914 through 1930. Bordman includes most of Eugene O'Neill's work, along with playwrights as diverse as Elmer Rice and George Kaufman. Among the era's stars one finds John and Ethel Barrymore, Helen Hayes, Katherine Cornell, and Lynn Fontaine and Alfred Lunt. Considering the sheer number of productions, American theater climbed to its all-time high in the 1920s; by mid-decade, nearly 300 new plays appeared on Broadway each year. America saw more theatrical activity--in every sense of the word-- than any time before or since.

The Best Plays From American Theatre Festivals 2015

Author: John Patrick Bray
Editor: Applause Theatre & Cinema Book Publishers
ISBN: 9781495057748
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This is an anthology of the most exciting and dynamic plays being presented in the United States independent theatre scene. Theatre is an abstract place, where philosophies are debated, ideas and identities are deconstructed; where people entertain or learn from each other, in which meaning is simultaneously made and evaluated. === Theatre festivals have been popping up all around the United States. Many budding playwrights will have one or two snd more productions in a festival prior to landing a slot with a company's mainstage season. Many Off-Off- Broadway theatre troupes produce EXCLUSIVELY in festivals due to the low financial risk and ability to reach a wider audience. Some festivals represented in this volume may not have received much national attention; others certainly have.

Naval Documents Of The American Revolution

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The Cambridge History Of American Theatre

Author: Wilmeth, Don Burton Wilmeth
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521472043
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Volume One of a unique three-volume history covering all aspects of American theatre.

Stagestruck Filmmaker

Author: David Mayer
Editor: University of Iowa Press
ISBN: 1587298406
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An actor, a vaudevillian, and a dramatist before he became a filmmaker, D. W. Griffith used the resources of theatre to great purpose and to great ends. In pioneering the quintessentially modern medium of film from the 1890s to the 1930s, he drew from older, more broadly appealing stage forms of melodrama, comedy, vaudeville, and variety. In Stagestruck Filmmaker, David Mayer brings Griffith’s process vividly to life, offering detailed and valuable insights into the racial, ethnic, class, and gender issues of these transitional decades. Combining the raw materials of theatre, circus, minstrelsy, and dance with the newer visual codes of motion pictures, Griffith became the first acknowledged artist of American film. Birth of a Nation in particular demonstrates the degree to which he was influenced by the racist justifications and distorting interpretations of the Civil War and the Reconstruction era. Moving through the major phases of Griffith’s career in chapters organized around key films or groups of films, Mayer provides a mesmerizing account of the American stage and cinema in the final years of the nineteenth century and the first three decades of the twentieth century. Griffith’s relationship to the theatre was intricate, complex, and enduring. Long recognized as the dominant creative figure of American motion pictures, throughout twenty-six years of making more than five hundred films he pillaged, adapted, reshaped, revitalized, preserved, and extolled. By historicizing his representations of race, ethnicity, and otherness, Mayer places Griffith within an overall template of American life in the years when film rivaled and then surpassed the theatre in popularity.

Creating The Self In The Contemporary American Theatre

Author: Robert J. Andreach
Editor: SIU Press
ISBN: 9780809321780
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"Exploring the theatre from the 1960s to the present, Robert J. Andreach shows the various ways in which the contemporary American theatre creates a personal, theatrical, and national self." "Andreach argues that the contemporary American theatre creates multiple selves that reflect and give voice to the many communities within our multicultural society. These selves are fragmented and enclaved, however, which makes necessary a counter movement that seeks, through interaction among the various parts, to heal the divisions within, between, and among them." --Book Jacket.

Mexican American Theatre Then Now

Author: Nicolás Kanellos
Editor: Arte Publico Press
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American Theatre Ensembles Volume 1

Author: Mike Vanden Heuvel
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Across two volumes, Mike Vanden Heuvel and a strong roster of contributors present the history, processes, and achievements of American theatre companies renowned for their use of collective and/or ensemble-based techniques to generate new work. This first study considers theatre companies that were working between 1970 and 1995: it traces the rise and eventual diversification of activist-based companies that emerged to serve particular constituencies from the countercultural politics of the 1960s, and examines the shift in the 1980s that gave rise to the next generation of company-based work, rooted in a new interest in form and the more mediated and dispersed forms of politics. Ensembles examined are Mabou Mines, Theatre X, Goat Island, Lookingglass, Elevator Repair Service, and SITI Company. Preliminary chapters provide a sweeping overview of ensemble-based creation within the general historical and cultural contexts of the period, followed by a detailed study of the evolution of ensemble-based work. The case studies consider factors such as influence, funding, production, and legacies, as well as the forms of collective devising and creation, while surveying the continuing work of significant long-running companies. Contributors provide detailed case studies of the 6 companies from the period and cover: * A chronicle of development and methods * Key productions and projects * Critical reception and legacy * A chronological overview of significant productions From the long history of collective theatre creation, with its sources in social crises, urgent aesthetic experimentation and utopian dreaming, American ensemble-based theatre has emerged at several key points in history to challenge the primacy of author-based and director-produced theatre. As the volume demonstrates, US ensemble companies have collectively revolutionized the form and content of contemporary performance, influencing experimental, as well as mainstream practice.