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The Resource Staging the war : American drama and World War II, Albert Wertheim

Staging the war : American drama and World War II, Albert Wertheim

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Staging the war : American drama and World War II
Title
Staging the war
Title remainder
American drama and World War II
Statement of responsibility
Albert Wertheim
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"What happened in American drama in the years between the Depression and the conclusion of World War II? How did the war make its impact on the theatre? More important, how was the drama used during the war years to shape American beliefs and actions? Albert Wertheim's Staging the War brings to light the important role played by the drama during what might arguably be called the most important decade in American history. As much of the country experienced the dislocation of military service and work in war industries, the drama registered the enormous change to the boundaries of social classes, ethnicities, and gender roles. In research ranging over more than 150 plays, Wertheim discusses some of the well-known works of the period, such as The Time of Your Life, Our Town, Watch on the Rhine, and All My Sons. But he also uncovers little-known and largely unpublished plays for the stage and radio, by such future luminaries as Arthur Miller and Frank Loesser, including those written at the behest of the U.S. government or as USO musicals. The American son of refugees who escaped the Third Reich in 1937, Wertheim gives life to this vital period in American history."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wertheim, Albert.
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American drama
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Theater
  • War in literature
Label
Staging the war : American drama and World War II, Albert Wertheim
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [309]-317) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction
  • 1.
  • Getting Involved: American Drama on the Eve of World War II.
  • p. 1
  • 2.
  • Drama of the War Years.
  • p. 54
  • 3.
  • Dramatic Art of Uncle Sam: The Government, the Drama, and the War.
  • p. 126
  • 4.
  • Airing the War: World War II Radio Plays.
  • p. 174
  • 5.
  • Aftermath.
  • p. 225
  • Notes.
  • p. 291
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 309
  • Index.
  • p. 319
Control code
51977834
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xviii, 328 p.
Isbn
9780253343109
Lccn
2003006845
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Staging the war : American drama and World War II, Albert Wertheim
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [309]-317) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction
  • 1.
  • Getting Involved: American Drama on the Eve of World War II.
  • p. 1
  • 2.
  • Drama of the War Years.
  • p. 54
  • 3.
  • Dramatic Art of Uncle Sam: The Government, the Drama, and the War.
  • p. 126
  • 4.
  • Airing the War: World War II Radio Plays.
  • p. 174
  • 5.
  • Aftermath.
  • p. 225
  • Notes.
  • p. 291
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 309
  • Index.
  • p. 319
Control code
51977834
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xviii, 328 p.
Isbn
9780253343109
Lccn
2003006845
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.

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