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.
Read or Download Art, Glitter, and Glitz: Mainstream Playwrights and Popular Theatre in 1920s America (Contributions in Drama and Theatre Studies) PDF
Best united states drama & plays books
Flyer for A background of actually, rather undesirable rules . . . . . . 1 A background of actually, relatively undesirable principles . . . . . . . . . . . . three Flyer for “The Hit”. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 223 “The Hit”. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 225 Flyer for “Sour Grapes” .
It will hold is a unique that occurs in northern Arkansas, and chronicles the adventure of a kin who has had their proportion of tragedy.
This publication seeks to fill a huge hole within the literature approximately fictional representations of presidents by way of learning greater than forty performs, written on account that 1900, that have had favorite productions on or off-Broadway or in one other significant city.
An unique number of 4 performs approximately unsung ladies from the historical past of the Canadian west. With theatrical twists and turns, Her Voice, Her Century takes us from an English health care provider plunked into the center of Alberta's unsettled north state, to a Canadian journalist protecting the 1st international battle, to the scandalous dating among an Alberta baby-kisser and a tender secretary, to the lives and paintings of 2 influential early Canadian photographers.
- The Last Greyhound
- The Bride
- Chemistry in Theatre:Insufficiency, Phallacy or Both
- 100 (monologues)
- Davey's Savior
Additional resources for Art, Glitter, and Glitz: Mainstream Playwrights and Popular Theatre in 1920s America (Contributions in Drama and Theatre Studies)
Art, Glitter, and Glitz: Mainstream Playwrights and Popular Theatre in 1920s America (Contributions in Drama and Theatre Studies) by Arthur Gewirtz,James Kolb