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By Arthur Gewirtz,James Kolb

The theatre and drama of the Twenties displays an excellent synergy of paintings, glitter, and glitz―a decade of experimentation and incubation for mainstream American playwrights coexisting with vital revivals of eu playwrights and Shakespeare, a flourishing advertisement theatre, and the colourful worlds of burlesque, musical comedy, Revues and Follies.

The 22 essays amassed via Gewitz and Kolb replicate fresh scholarship and study, together with a number of provocative, new readings of the performs of Eugene O'Neill, contrasting essays for and opposed to the importance of Philip Barry, and concerns of much less famous performs by way of Elmer Rice and Sidney Howard. Essays additionally deal with the ongoing relevance of Anderson and Stallings' What expense Glory?, the influence of George Pierce Baker at the playwrights of the Nineteen Twenties, an research of the industrial good fortune, Broadway, and a completely distinctive account of the Dramatists Guild and its negotiation of a minimal simple contract. Essays at the well known theatre disguise a rare gamut from the popularization of Shakespeare within the arms of John Barrymore to the contrasting appearing forms of Jeanne Eagels and Pauline Lord, the one-night Revue awarded by way of contributors of the Algonquin Circle, grand-guignol, Ring Lardner on Broadway, the Ziegfeld Follies, downtown burlesque, the travesty act of Barbette, the creation historical past of A. H. Woods, and the early musical comedy of Rodgers and Hart. a massive source for students, scholars, and different researchers concerned with 20th-century American theatre and drama.

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