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The Cambridge History of American Theatre (Volume 2)

ISBN13: 9780521679848
ISBN: 0521679842
Binding: Paperback
List Price: $61.0
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Published Date:
Edition 1st Pbk. Ed
Pages: 608
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Volume Two begins in the post-Civil War period and traces the development of American theater up to 1945. It discusses the role of vaudeville, European influences, the rise of the Little Theater movement, changing audiences, modernism, the Federal Theater movement, major actors and the rise of the star system, and the achievements of notable playwrights. This volume places American theater in its social, economic, and political context.