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Federal Theatre, 1935-1939: Plays, Relief, and Politics

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by Jane DeHart Mathews
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Federal Theatre, 1935-1939: Plays, Relief, and Politics by Jane DeHart Mathews

The WPA Theatre Project-conceived as a relief measure, a work program, and an artistic experiment-enjoyed a brief but lively existence. With skill and sensitivity Mrs. Mathews explores its turbulent history from its ambiguous origins in 1935 to its tragic demise in 1939. The book recreate: the atmosphere of the era, and conveys a vivid sense of the Joys, frustrations, and personal sacrifices undergone by those dedicated few who recognized the need for an American People's Theatre.. Mrs. Mathews also provides a detailed account of the Congressional hearings which occasioned the disbanding of the. Project, and a fascinating portrait of Hallie Flanagan, the Projects colorful National Director.

Originally published in 1967.

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Pages: 364
Size: 30.0 MB
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Date published:   2015
ISBN: 9781400872176 (DRM-PDF)

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