Art, Glitter, and Glitz: Mainstream Playwrights and Popular by Arthur Gewirtz,James Kolb

By Arthur Gewirtz,James Kolb

The theatre and drama of the Nineteen Twenties displays an excellent synergy of paintings, glitter, and glitz―a decade of experimentation and incubation for mainstream American playwrights coexisting with vital revivals of ecu playwrights and Shakespeare, a flourishing advertisement theatre, and the colourful worlds of burlesque, musical comedy, Revues and Follies.

The 22 essays amassed by means of Gewitz and Kolb replicate fresh 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 concerns of much less famous performs through Elmer Rice and Sidney Howard. Essays additionally tackle the continued relevance of Anderson and Stallings' What expense Glory?, the impression of George Pierce Baker at the playwrights of the Twenties, an research of the economic good fortune, Broadway, and a completely distinct account of the Dramatists Guild and its negotiation of a minimal uncomplicated contract. Essays at the renowned theatre disguise a unprecedented gamut from the popularization of Shakespeare within the fingers of John Barrymore to the contrasting performing types of Jeanne Eagels and Pauline Lord, the one-night Revue awarded by means of contributors of the Algonquin Circle, grand-guignol, Ring Lardner on Broadway, the Ziegfeld Follies, downtown burlesque, the travesty act of Barbette, the creation heritage of A. H. Woods, and the early musical comedy of Rodgers and Hart. a massive source for students, scholars, and different researchers concerned with 20th-century American theatre and drama.

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