Coal and Culture: Opera Houses in Appalachia

Coal and Culture: Opera Houses in Appalachia

by William Faricy Condee


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The golden age of popular entertainment between the Civil War and the 1920s coincided with the development of coal towns throughout Appalachia. Such towns built opera houses, which became community centers that hosted a variety of events from Shakespearean plays to boxing matches and pig revues. Based on primary sources and archival and contemporary photographs, Condee, director of the School of Interdisciplinary Arts at Ohio U., considers 125 of these opera houses, many of which are now being renovated as part of a rebirth of community social centers. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780821415887
Publisher: Ohio University Press
Publication date: 11/28/2004
Edition description: 1
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: (w) x (h) x 0.90(d)

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