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Author Bordman, Gerald Martin,
Title American theatre : a chronicle of comedy and drama, 1930-1969 / Gerald Bordman.
Imprint New York : Oxford University Press, 1996.

Author Bordman, Gerald Martin,
Subject Theater -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
American drama -- 20th century -- Stories, plots, etc.
Alt Name Hischak, Thomas S. American theatre.
Add Title American theater
American theatre, 1930-1969
Description 1 online resource (472 pages)
Note Includes index.
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.
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.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781601299925
9780195358087 (electronic bk.)
0195358082 (electronic bk.)
9780195090796 (acid-free paper)
0195090799 (acid-free paper)
OCLC # 252547085
Additional Format Print version: Bordman, Gerald Martin. American theatre. New York : Oxford University Press, 1996 0195090799 (DLC) 96017572 (OCoLC)34584009

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