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Title: Of stars and standards: Actress-managers of Philadelphia and New York, 1855-1880
Author(s): Morgan, Kathleen Anne
Doctoral Committee Chair(s): Behringer, Clara M.
Department / Program: Theatre
Discipline: Theatre
Degree Granting Institution: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree: Ph.D.
Genre: Dissertation
Subject(s): Biography Women's Studies Theater
Abstract: This study of 19th century American theatre examines in depth the managerial careers of four women: Mrs. D. P Bowers and Mrs. John Drew in Philadelphia, Mrs. John Wood in New York and Mrs. F. B. Conway in Brooklyn. In each chapter, one woman is profiled and the actors, plays and policies of her theatre detailed. There is also an introductory chapter outlining general stock company traditions as well as several notable actress-managers who preceded those profiled.The appendices consist of daily listings of the bills at the theatres managed by the four women. These include: the Walnut Street Theatre, Philadelphia, 1857-59; the Arch Street Theatre, Philadelphia, 1861-75; the Olympic Theatre, New York, 1863-66; the Park Theatre, Brooklyn, 1864-71; the Brooklyn Theatre, Brooklyn, 1871-75. There are also yearly company listings.
Issue Date: 1989
Type: Text
Language: English
Rights Information: Copyright 1989 Morgan, Kathleen Anne
Date Available in IDEALS: 2011-05-07
Identifier in Online Catalog: AAI8916286
OCLC Identifier: (UMI)AAI8916286

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