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Village radicals, new Americans, boom, and crash

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Summary:This program examines the cultural changes of the early 20th century using theater as a mirror, to reveal the ongoing development of American culture and society's artistic aspirations. Through archival footage and expert interviews this film examines topics such as the impact of immigrants in drama; the blossoming of ethnic theater; the role of the American Laboratory Theatre; the influence of the Greenwich Village Theatre and the Provincetown Players; and the works of Eugene O'Neill.
Contributor:Simon, Elena Pinto
Provider:Angelus Novus Productions
Films for the Humanities (Firm)
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
Place of origin – Region:New Jersey
Topical subjects:Theater and society United States
Theater United States History 20th century
American drama History and criticism
O'Neill, Eugene 1888-1953
American Laboratory Theatre (New York, N.Y.)
Greenwich Village Theatre (New York, N.Y.)
Provincetown Players
Credits:Narrator: Elena Pinto Simon.
Repository:Nonprint Media Services
Browse terms:Performing Arts, Music
Films@UM Browse terms:Theater
Performing Arts
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