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Author Bordman, Gerald Martin, author

Title American theatre : a chronicle of comedy and drama, 1930-1969 / Gerald Bordman
Published New York : Oxford University Press, 1996
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Description 1 online resource (472 pages)
Contents Act One, 1930-1944: The Waning of the Golden Age; 1930-1931; 1931-1932; 1932-1933; 1933-1934; 1934-1935; 1935-1936; 1936-1937; 1937-1938; 1938-1939; 1939-1940; 1940-1941; 1941-1942; 1942-1943; 1943-1944; Act Two, 1944-1959: A Silver Age?; 1944-1945; 1945-1946; 1946-1947; 1947-1948; 1948-1949; 1949-1950; 1950-1951; 1951-1952; 1952-1953; 1953-1954; 1954-1955; 1955-1956; 1956-1957; 1957-1958; 1958-1959; Act Three, 1959-1969: Decline; 1959-1960; 1960-1961; 1961-1962; 1962-1963; 1963-1964; 1964-1965; 1965-1966; 1966-1967; 1967-1968; 1968-1969; Index; PLAYS; SOURCES; PEOPLE; ORGANIZATIONS
Summary Aimed at those interested in American theatre, this work covers the period from 1930 to 1969
Here is the third volume in Gerald Bordman's acclaimed survey of American non-musical theatre. It deals with the seasons 1930-31 through 1968-69, a period which saw the number of yearly new plays decline at the same time as American drama fully entered the world stage and became a dominant presence. With works like Eugene O'Neill's Long Day's Journey Into Night, Tennessee Williams's A Streetcar Named Desire, Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman, and Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, American theatre finally reached adulthood both dramatically and psychologically. A number of distinguished theatrical careers reached their zenith during these years, including those of Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne, Helen Hayes, Katharine Cornell, and Henry Fonda. And as many brilliant theatrical careers were launched, among them those of Julie Harris, Jessica Tandy, Hume Cronyn, Jason Robards, Uta Hagen, and Geraldine Page
Notes Includes index
Description based on print version record
Subject American drama -- 20th century -- Stories, plots, etc.
Theater -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Genre/Form History.
Stories, plots, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Hischak, Thomas S. American theatre
LC no. 96017572
ISBN 0195358082 (electronic bk.)
9780195358087 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles American theatre, 1930-1969
American theater