By Arthur Gewirtz,James Kolb
The theatre and drama of the Twenties displays an excellent 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 collected by means of Gewitz and Kolb replicate contemporary scholarship and learn, together with a number of provocative, new readings of the performs of Eugene O'Neill, contrasting essays for and opposed to the importance of Philip Barry, and issues of much less famous performs via Elmer Rice and Sidney Howard. Essays additionally tackle the ongoing relevance of Anderson and Stallings' What cost Glory?, the effect of George Pierce Baker at the playwrights of the Nineteen Twenties, an research of the industrial good fortune, Broadway, and a completely special account of the Dramatists Guild and its negotiation of a minimal uncomplicated contract. Essays at the renowned theatre disguise a rare gamut from the popularization of Shakespeare within the arms of John Barrymore to the contrasting performing varieties of Jeanne Eagels and Pauline Lord, the one-night Revue awarded via contributors of the Algonquin Circle, grand-guignol, Ring Lardner on Broadway, the Ziegfeld Follies, downtown burlesque, the travesty act of Barbette, the creation background of A. H. Woods, and the early musical comedy of Rodgers and Hart. an incredible source for students, scholars, and different researchers concerned with 20th-century American theatre and drama.
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Art, Glitter, and Glitz: Mainstream Playwrights and Popular Theatre in 1920s America (Contributions in Drama and Theatre Studies) by Arthur Gewirtz,James Kolb