The Federal Theatre Project: A Case Study
Cambridge University Press, 2003 M09 25 - 190 pages
Drawing upon archival resources, official correspondence and personal interviews, this book provides a detailed examination of the operations of the US Federal Theatre Project in the decade of the 1930s. The book recreates the often chaotic but frequently exhilarating story of Uncle Sam as producer. Special attention is given to the controversial Negro unit, the prize-winning production of See How They Run and the mass spectacles which attempted to incorporate Hallie Flanagan's vision of a truly national project rooted in local culture.
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