Wicked, Immoral, Utterly Bad!: An Illustrated History of Chicago Theatre 1837-1974

Wicked, Immoral, Utterly Bad!: An Illustrated History of Chicago Theatre 1837-1974

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780692804759
Publisher: Pete Blatchford
Publication date: 11/01/2016
Pages: 360
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.98(d)

About the Author

Pete Blatchford is a veteran of Chicago theatre. Pete's credits as a playwright include The Night Chicago Died and The Warthogs of Wartonia. He has written adaptations of The Count of Monte Cristo and The War of the Worlds. As an actor, he has appeared on stage in Chicago, New York and Edinburgh, Scotland. Pete received his Master of Fine Arts degree from Roosevelt University. He lives in Chicago.

Jennifer Sowinski is a freelance writer, editor, photographer and graphic designer.

Table of Contents

1-Chicago's First Theatre, A Smattering of Army Officers; 2-John Rice, The Founder; 3-James McVicker, Mr. McVicker's Many Stages; 4-Joseph Jefferson, Our Joe; 5-Hull House Theatre, Act Well Your Part; There All The Honor Lies; 6-Iroquois Theatre, An Unforgivable Disaster; 7-Chicago Little Theatre, Shop Girls, School Teachers, Counter Jumpers, and Cut Throat Thieves; 8-Goodman Theatre, Mr. Goodman's Theatre; 9-Charlotte Chorpenning Children's Theatre, A Shared Experience; 10-Federal Theatre Project Chicago, Free, Adult & Uncensored; 11-Neva Boyd, Viola Spolin, Improvisation, Everyone Can Act; 12-David Shepherd, The Compass Players, Shepherd's Flock; 13-The Second City, Chicago, Improvisation,The Whole World with Three Chairs and a Hat; 14-Paul Jans, Robert Sickinger, Hull House Players, Out of the Loop, Into the Neighborhood; 15-Jim Shiflett, Body Politic Theatre, The Theatre is a Body Politic; 16-Stuart Gordon, Organic Theatre, Trying to Blow Them Away; 17-St. Nicholas Theatre, David Mamet, Don't Worry, These Are Just Words; 18-Candlelight Theatre Playhouse, Dinner and A Show

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