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Musicals, Minstrelsy, and More

Donatella Galella, Editor American Musical Theater By James Leve Reviewed by Eric M. Glover May Irwin: Singing, Shouting, and the Shadow of Minstrelsy By Sharon Ammen Reviewed by Franklin J. Lasik Chinese Looks: Fashion, Performance, Race By Sean Metzger Reviewed by Christine Mok New York’s Yiddish Theater: From the Bowery to Broadway Edited by Edna […]

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Legitimate: Jerry Douglas’s Tubstrip and the Erotic Theatre of Gay Liberation

by Jordan Schildcrout The Journal of American Drama and Theatre Volume 30, Number 1 (Fall 2017) ISNN 2376-4236 ©2017 by Martin E. Segal Theatre Center From 1969 to 1974, after the premiere of Mart Crowley’s landmark gay play The Boys in the Band (1968) and before the establishment of an organized gay theatre movement with companies […]

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On Bow and Exit Music

by Derek Miller The Journal of American Drama and Theatre Volume 30, Number 1 (Fall 2017) ISNN 2376-4236 ©2017 by Martin E. Segal Theatre Center To begin at the end: actors land in a tableau; lights fade; curtain falls. In the American musical theatre, a final chord sounds in the orchestra. End of play. But not […]

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The Illusion of Work: The Con Artist Plays of the Federal Theatre Project

by Paul Gagliardi The Journal of American Drama and Theatre Volume 30, Number 1 (Fall 2017) ISNN 2376-4236 ©2017 by Martin E. Segal Theatre Center In a chapter of her memoir on her tenure as leader of the Federal Theatre Project (FTP), Hallie Flanagan details the trials and tribulations of staging plays in New York City. […]

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Reclaiming Four Child Actors through Seven Plays in US Theatre, 1794-1800

by Jeanne Klein The Journal of American Drama and Theatre Volume 30, Number 1 (Fall 2017) ISNN 2376-4236 ©2017 by Martin E. Segal Theatre Center   I’ve done my duty, and I’ve done no more. Tom Thumb[1]   Despite the burgeoning of childhood studies since the early 1990s, few theatre historians have investigated the considerable achievements […]

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