Don B. Wilmeth, Christopher Bigsby The Cambridge History of American Theatre: Volume 2: 1870-1945
Cambridge University Press | 1999 | ISBN: 0521651794 | 608 pages | PDF | 32,57 MB
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.