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Author Mayer, David.

Title Stagestruck filmmaker : D.W. Griffith & the American theatre / David Mayer
Published Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, [2009]
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 311 pages :) : illustrations
Series Studies in theatre history and culture
Studies in theatre history and culture.
Contents The mobile theatre -- Actor and playwright -- Griffith at Biograph -- Dramas of Civil War, ethnicity, and race -- The Clansman and The birth of a nation -- Eclecticism and exploration -- Way down East -- Twilight revels
Summary An actor, a vaudevillian, and a dramatist before he became a filmmaker, D.W. Griffith used the resources of theatre to great purpose and to great ends. In pioneering the quintessentially modern medium of film from the 1890s to the 1930s, he drew from older, more broadly appealing stage forms of melodrama, comedy, vaudeville, and variety. In Stagestruck Filmmaker, David Mayer brings Griffith's process vividly to life, offering detailed and valuable insights into the racial, ethnic, class, and gender issues of these transitional decades
Analysis "Multi-User"
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-293) and index
Includes filmography: pages 277-280
Subject Griffith, D. W. (David Wark), 1875-1948 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Motion pictures and theater.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2008041453
ISBN 1587298406 (electronic bk.)
9781587298400 (electronic bk.)
(cloth alk. paper)
(cloth alk. paper)