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Author George, Holly, 1978- author

Title Show town : theater and culture in the Pacific Northwest, 1890-1920 / Holly George
Published Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, [2016]
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Description 1 online resource (x, 266 pages) : illustrations
Contents Spokane and the stage -- Theater and boosterism in late Victorian Spokane -- Variety theater, politics, and pragmatism -- Variety theater, gender, and urban identity -- The geography and hierarchy of show business -- The respectable stage and the sources of indecency -- Spokane and the cinema
Summary Lucidly written and meticulously researched, Show Town is a groundbreaking work of cultural history. By examining one city's theatrical scene in all its complex dimensions, this book expands our understanding of the forces that shaped the urban American West
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Theater and society -- Washington (State) -- Spokane
Theater -- Washington (State) -- Spokane -- History -- 19th century
Theater -- Washington (State) -- Spokane -- History -- 20th century
PERFORMING ARTS -- Theater -- General.
Theater and society.
Washington (State) -- Spokane.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0806157410 (electronic bk.)
9780806157412 (electronic bk.)