The Cambridge History of American Theatre (Volume 2) by Christopher Bigsby
Cambridge University Press | July 28, 1999 | English | ISBN: 0521651794 | 587 pages | PDF | 35 MB
Volume Two begins in the post-Civil War period and traces the development of American theater up to 1945. It discusses the role of vaudeville, European influences, the rise of the Little Theater movement, changing audiences, modernism, the Federal Theater movement, major actors and the rise of the star system, and the achievements of notable playwrights. This volume places American theater in its social, economic, and political context.