Enchanted Years of the Stage: Kansas City at the Crossroads of American Theater, 1870-1930

Enchanted Years of the Stage: Kansas City at the Crossroads of American Theater, 1870-1930

by Felicia Hardison Londre
     
 

Sarah Bernhardt, Sir Henry Irving, Edwin Booth . . . there was a time when they all played Kansas City. From star-studded engagements at ornate opera houses to risqué shows in Fourth Street honky-tonks, Kansas City was a cow town that wanted to civilize itself through the performing arts. And because it was a railway hub in the heyday of trouping, it opened

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Sarah Bernhardt, Sir Henry Irving, Edwin Booth . . . there was a time when they all played Kansas City. From star-studded engagements at ornate opera houses to risqué shows in Fourth Street honky-tonks, Kansas City was a cow town that wanted to civilize itself through the performing arts. And because it was a railway hub in the heyday of trouping, it opened its doors to America’s traveling performers. Drawing on the recollections of renowned theater critic David Austin Latchaw and on newspaper archives of the era, Felicia Londré has gleaned long-lost nuggets of theater life—both the legitimate stage and popular fare—to create a fascinating account of a city and its theater culture.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826217097
Publisher:
University of Missouri Press
Publication date:
03/28/2007
Edition description:
bibliography, 83 illustrations, index
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
14 Years

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