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By Arthur Gewirtz,James Kolb

ISBN-10: 0313324670

ISBN-13: 9780313324673

The theatre and drama of the Twenties displays a good synergy of artwork, 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 accrued via Gewitz and Kolb replicate contemporary scholarship and examine, together with numerous 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 recognized performs through Elmer Rice and Sidney Howard. Essays additionally handle the continued relevance of Anderson and Stallings' What fee Glory?, the effect of George Pierce Baker at the playwrights of the Twenties, an research of the economic luck, Broadway, and a completely unique account of the Dramatists Guild and its negotiation of a minimal uncomplicated contract. Essays at the renowned theatre conceal a rare gamut from the popularization of Shakespeare within the fingers of John Barrymore to the contrasting performing sorts of Jeanne Eagels and Pauline Lord, the one-night Revue awarded by way of participants of the Algonquin Circle, grand-guignol, Ring Lardner on Broadway, the Ziegfeld Follies, downtown burlesque, the travesty act of Barbette, the construction historical past of A. H. Woods, and the early musical comedy of Rodgers and Hart. an immense source for students, scholars, and different researchers concerned with 20th-century American theatre and drama.

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