The Federal Theatre Project: A Case Study

The Federal Theatre Project: A Case Study

by Barry B. Witham
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521822599

ISBN-13: 9780521822596

Pub. Date: 05/28/2011

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Drawing upon archival resources, official correspondence and personal interviews, this book provides a detailed examination of the U.S. Federal Theatre Project in the decade of the 1930s. It recreates the often chaotic but frequently exhilarating story of "Uncle Sam" as producer. Special attention is given to the controversial Negro unit; the prize-winning

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Drawing upon archival resources, official correspondence and personal interviews, this book provides a detailed examination of the U.S. Federal Theatre Project in the decade of the 1930s. It recreates the often chaotic but frequently exhilarating story of "Uncle Sam" as producer. Special attention is given to the controversial Negro unit; the prize-winning production of See How They Run; and the mass spectacles which attempted to incorporate Hallie Flanagan's vision of a truly national project rooted in local culture.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521822596
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/28/2011
Series:
Cambridge Studies in American Theatre and Drama Series, #20
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgement; List of illustrations; Introduction; 1. A showboat for the people; 2. Glenn's plan; 3. Hoofers, mystics and a singing bird; 4. Typists and models; 5. A Negro theatre; 6. Power and control; 7. Dunbar and the children; 8. Slums and syphilis; 9. See How They Run; 10. Flotilla of Faith; Conclusion; Appendix A. Production calendar; Appendix B. Glossary of names; Bibliography.

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