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Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
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ISBN 10 : 0875653189
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Download or read book Renegades Showmen Angels written by Jan Jones and published by TCU Press. This book was released on 2006 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Jan Jones' volume on Fort Worth's theatrical heritage presents for the first time a comprehensive history of the showmen, performers, theaters, and events that shaped the city's histrionic fortunes in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries."--BOOK JACKET.

Download The History of the Haverstock Tent Show PDF
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Publisher : SIU Press
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ISBN 10 : 0809321408
Pages : 192 pages
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Download or read book The History of the Haverstock Tent Show written by Robert Lee Wyatt and published by SIU Press. This book was released on 1997 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Although rural America supported more than seven hundred tent repertoire groups during the first half of the twentieth century, little is known about the many players and companies that strolled the land to bring live entertainment to small towns. Thus, Robert Lee Wyatt's chronicle of a pioneer dramatic tent repertoire company is more than just a fascinating story; it is also a particularly significant piece of American theater history. Founded in Roosevelt, Oklahoma, in 1911 by Harvey (Haver) and Carlotta (Lotta) Haverstock, the Haverstock Tent Show proved to be one of the most enduring of these tent theater companies?and of family enterprises. Rolland Haverstock, the founders' son, played leading-man roles for thirty of the company's forty-three years, and Rolland's wife, Peggy, who joined the company in 1933, toured with the group until it dissolved in 1954. As Wyatt reports the life and work of this remarkable family of thespians, the schedule sounds grueling?at least one new town every week with a different three-act play for each night they worked a town?but apparently the Haverstocks and the actors who traveled with them loved their work. And they thoroughly enjoyed meeting new people in the towns along the route through rural Oklahoma, Texas, Missouri, Arkansas, and Illinois. Unlike many such companies, the Haverstocks made a point of fitting into the community, including going to church with their audiences on Sunday mornings. Wyatt was exceptionally fortunate in finding such willing and able subjects as he investigated the tent theater movement. Not only did Rolland and Peggy Haverstock spend hours regaling him with tales of the family touring company, but they also provided him with their own archival records. Through these two veteran players, Wyatt had access to family letters, Haver's memoirs and diaries, copies of scripts, route books, record books, and scrapbooks and photographs, some of which are included here. Wyatt supplemented this material with interviews with those who had worked with the Haverstocks or who had known the company by reputation.

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Publisher : Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
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ISBN 10 : 0838635199
Pages : 311 pages
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Download or read book Opera and the Golden West written by John Louis DiGaetani and published by Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press. This book was released on 1994 with total page 311 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Opera and the Golden West is a celebration of opera's difficult past in America. It focuses in part on early repertory and how European operatic masterpieces became part of American culture. This book also calls attention to the efforts of American composers as they continually tried to make original contributions to a foreign musical form. Throughout this anthology the contributors use a variety of approaches and styles to analyze the many aspects of opera, and how the form fared in the U.S. In addition to observing where opera has been in this country, this anthology also has an eye to the future. Opera presentation in the coming century may be very different from the current experience. Economics, always a critical factor, may well dictate a different scale of production. Changing tastes in directorial and production values and the expansion of television and video into the home are indicators that a new era has arrived.

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ISBN 10 : 3112306279
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Download or read book Footlights on the Border written by and published by Walter de Gruyter. This book was released on 1962-12-31 with total page 262 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

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Publisher : Read Books Ltd
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ISBN 10 : 9781447495420
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Download or read book Play Production For Little Theaters Schools And Colleges written by Milton Smith and published by Read Books Ltd. This book was released on 2013-04-16 with total page 286 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Putting on a production can be confusing but with this helpful step by step guide you can guarantee a successful show from the first rehearsal to the closing night. Mr. Milton Smith’s competence for this work is made manifest in the first paragraphs of his first chapter in which he has set forth the fundamental duty of the play producer—to make alive and vivid on the stage the drama, tragic or comic, which in the study—that is, on the printed page—is only “an intellectual conception.”

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Publisher : University of North Texas Press
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ISBN 10 : 9781574417418
Pages : 688 pages
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Download or read book Ben Thompson written by Thomas C. Bicknell and published by University of North Texas Press. This book was released on 2018-08-15 with total page 688 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Ben Thompson was a remarkable man, and few Texans can claim to have crowded more excitement, danger, drama, and tragedy into their lives than he did. He was an Indian fighter, Texas Ranger, Confederate cavalryman, mercenary for a foreign emperor, hired gun for a railroad, an elected lawman, professional gambler, and the victor of numerous gunfights. As a leading member of the Wild West’s sporting element, Ben Thompson spent most of his life moving in the unsavory underbelly of the West: saloons, dance-houses, billiard halls, bordellos, and gambling dens. During these travels many of the Wild West’s most famous icons—Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, Bat Masterson, Wild Bill Hickok, John Wesley Hardin, John Ringo, and Buffalo Bill Cody—became acquainted with Ben Thompson. Some of these men called him a friend; others considered him a deadly enemy. In life and in death no one ever doubted Ben Thompson’s courage; one Texas newspaperman asserted he was “perfectly fearless, a perfect lion in nature when aroused.” This willingness to trust his life to his expertise with a pistol placed Thompson prominently among the western frontier’s most flamboyant breed of men: gunfighters.

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Publisher : ABC-CLIO
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ISBN 10 : 9780275927141
Pages : 252 pages
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Download or read book America s Musical Stage written by Julian Mates and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 1987 with total page 252 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: [This book is] a comprehensive illustrated history of the U.S. musical from its colonial origins to the present, tracing the connections and influences of the minstrel show, operetta, burlesque, melodrama, revues, circus, dance, musical comedy, the Broadway opera, the book musical and other forms. . . . Further, Mates introduces readers to inside stuff--the various types of musical performers. "Variety" American musical theatre has developed as an idigenous art form, with a long history, amazing vitality, and a variety of expression. Julian Mates is the first to show the musical stage in all its guises--from burlesque to musical comedy to grand opera--from its beginning in pre-Revolutionary America to the present day. In addition, this book is the first to explore the relationships between the various forms of musical theatre.

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Publisher : University of Nebraska Press
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ISBN 10 : 9781496210913
Pages : 448 pages
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Download or read book Staging Family written by Nan Mullenneaux and published by University of Nebraska Press. This book was released on 2018-12-01 with total page 448 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Breaking every prescription of ideal femininity, American actresses of the mid-nineteenth century appeared in public alongside men, financially supported nuclear and extended families, challenged domestic common law, and traveled the globe in the transnational theater market. While these women expanded professional, artistic, and geographic frontiers, they expanded domestic frontiers as well: publicly, actresses used the traditional rhetoric of domesticity to mask their very nontraditional personal lives, instigating historically significant domestic innovations to circumvent the gender constraints of the mid-nineteenth century, reinventing themselves and their families in the process. Nan Mullenneaux focuses on the personal and professional lives of more than sixty women who, despite their diverse backgrounds, each made complex conscious and unconscious compromises to create profit and power. Mullenneaux identifies patterns of macro and micro negotiation and reinvention and maps them onto the waves of legal, economic, and social change to identify broader historical links that complicate notions of the influence of gendered power and the definition of feminism; the role of the body/embodiment in race, class, and gender issues; the relevance of family history to the achievements of influential Americans; and national versus inter- and transnational cultural trends. While Staging Family expands our understanding of how nineteenth-century actresses both negotiated power and then hid that power, it also informs contemporary questions of how women juggle professional and personal responsibilities—achieving success in spite of gender constraints and societal expectations.

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Publisher : Harvard University Press
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ISBN 10 : 9780674040137
Pages : 320 pages
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Download or read book Highbrow Lowbrow written by Lawrence W. LEVINE and published by Harvard University Press. This book was released on 2009-06-30 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

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ISBN 10 : 9780817317829
Pages : 265 pages
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Download or read book South by Southwest written by Janis P. Stout and published by University of Alabama Press. This book was released on 2013-02-22 with total page 265 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Looks at the life of author Katherine Anne Porter, especially how her rural Texas childhood influenced her writing.

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Publisher : Yale University Press
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ISBN 10 : 9780300122329
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Download or read book The Man who was Rip Van Winkle written by Benjamin McArthur and published by Yale University Press. This book was released on 2007-01-01 with total page 458 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The most beloved American comedic actor of the nineteenth century, Joseph Jefferson made his name as Washington Irving's Rip Van Winkle. In this book, a compelling blend of biography and theatrical and cultural history, Benjamin McArthur chronicles Jefferson's remarkable career and offers a lively and original account of the heroic age of the American theatre. Joe Jefferson's entire life was spent on the stage, from the age of Jackson to the dawn of motion pictures. He extensively toured the United States as well as Australia and Great Britain. An ever-successful career (including acclaim as painter and memoirist) put him in the company of the great actors, artists, and writers of the day, including Edwin Forrest, Edwin Booth, John Singer Sargent, and William Dean Howells. This book rescues a brilliant figure and places him, appropriately enough, on center stage of a pivotal time for American theatre. McArthur explores the personalities of the period, the changing theatrical styles and their audiences, the touring life, and the wide and varied culture of theatre. Through the life of Jefferson, McArthur is able to illuminate an era.

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Publisher : Texas A&M University Press
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ISBN 10 : 0890964416
Pages : 191 pages
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Download or read book Katherine Anne Porter and Texas written by Clinton Machann and published by Texas A&M University Press. This book was released on 1990 with total page 191 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Essays discuss Porter's early life in Texas, her major writings, and influences on her work

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ISBN 10 : 9781422161777
Pages : 480 pages
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Download or read book The Man Who Sold America written by Jeffrey L. Cruikshank and published by Harvard Business Press. This book was released on 2010-08-12 with total page 480 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: We live in an age of persuasion. Leaders and institutions of every kind--public and private, large and small--must compete in the marketplace of images and messages. This has been true since the advent of mass media, from broad circulation magazines and radio through the age of television and the internet. Yet there have been very few true geniuses at the art of mass persuasion in the last century. In public relations, Edward Bernays comes to mind. In advertising, most Hall-of-Famers--J. Walter Thomson, David Ogilvy, Bill Bernbach, Bruce Barton, Ray Rubicam, and others--point to one individual as the "father" of modern advertising: Albert D. Lasker. And yet Lasker--unlike Bernays, Thomson, Ogilvy, and the others--remains an enigma. Now, Jeffrey Cruikshank and Arthur Schultz, having uncovered a treasure trove of Lasker's papers, have written a fascinating and revealing biography of one of the 20th century's most powerful, intriguing, and instructive figures. It is no exaggeration to say that Lasker created modern advertising. He was the first influential proponent of "reason why" advertising, a consumer-centered approach that skillfully melded form and content and a precursor to the "unique selling proposition" approach that today dominates the industry. More than that, he was a prominent political figure, champion of civil rights, man of extreme wealth and hobnobber with kings and maharajahs, as well as with the likes of Albert Einstein and Eleanor Roosevelt. He was also a deeply troubled man, who suffered mental collapses throughout his adult life, though was able fight through and continue his amazing creative and productive activities into later life. This is the story of a man who shaped an industry, and in many ways, shaped a century.

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ISBN 10 : 9780810878334
Pages : 570 pages
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Download or read book Historical Dictionary of American Theater written by James Fisher and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2015-04-16 with total page 570 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Historical Dictionary of American Theater: Beginnings covers the history of early American Theatre through a chronology, an introductory essay, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 1000 cross-referenced entries on actors and actresses, directors, playwrights, producers, genres, notable plays and theatres. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about the early American Theater.

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ISBN 10 : 9780313291418
Pages : 157 pages
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Download or read book Nineteenth century American Women Theatre Managers written by Jane Kathleen Curry and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 1994-01-01 with total page 157 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This study documents the more than fifty women who found unique opportunities in theatre management in the nineteenth century and demonstrates that many held positions of responsibility and influence.

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ISBN 10 : 9781476608945
Pages : 221 pages
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Download or read book Church and Stage written by Claudia Durst Johnson and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2014-11-04 with total page 221 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Throughout nineteenth century America, religious officials often condemned the theatre as an inversion of the house of God, similar to the church in architectural structure and organization but wholly different in purpose and values. This book explores the many ways in which religious institutions supported by capitalism profoundly affected the early development of American theatre. The author analyzes the church’s critical view toward common theatre practices, including the use of female and child performers, and the lower class alliance with the stage. Three appendices provide period correspondence, including an excerpt from Mark Twain’s February 1871 “Memoranda,” in which Twain criticizes an Episcopalian reverend for denying church burial to a popular stage comedian.