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By Enoch Brater

Perspectives on America's maximum residing playwright that discover his longstanding dedication to forging a uniquely American theater

Arthur Miller's America collects new writing via prime foreign critics and students that considers the dramatic global of icon, activist, and playwright Arthur Miller's theater because it displays the altering ethical equations of his time. Written at the celebration of Miller's eighty fifth yr, the unique essays and interviews in Arthur Miller's America deal with the breadth of Miller's paintings, together with his early political writings for the campus newspaper on the college of Michigan, his well-known paintings with John Huston, Clark Gable and Marilyn Monroe on The Misfits, and his signature performs like Death of a Salesman and All My Sons.

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The Polish-born Helena Modjeska, for example, wrote her autobiography and was the subject of two biographies during her lifetime (as well as three later biographies). Like Modjeska, a number of foreign-born actors spent the greater part of their careers on the American stage. AZIMOVA, and Czech actress Fanny Janauschek. Other European STARS made a number 8 • ACTORS AND ACTRESSES of American TOURS: nine by Sarah Bernhardt, four by Eleonora Duse, eight by Henry Irving, and several by Ellen Terry.

1927 The Keith-Albee-Orpheum vaudeville circuit is created by a merger of the largest eastern and western circuits; it controls 700 theatres nationwide. Mae West’s The Drag, depicting homosexual characters, closes on the road. ” 31 January: Robert E. Sherwood’s first important play, the antiwar comedy The Road to Rome, opens. 2 February: The lavish Ziegfeld Theatre, designed by architect Thomas Lamb and scenic artist Joseph Urban, opens with Rio Rita. 11 April: S. N. Behrman’s comedy, The Second Man, opens starring Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne.

The names that once held so much evocative power—Lotta Crabtree, Minnie Maddern INTRODUCTION • xxxv Fiske, Joseph Jefferson III, Otis Skinner, and so many more—must now be tied to photographs, critical reviews, and memoirs. During the modernist era, directing came into its own as a distinct artistic contribution apart from the duties of the company manager. The evolution of the directorial function might be traced back to David Garrick in 18th-century England, followed by George II, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen, who was sometimes signaled as the “father of modern directing,” in mid- to late-19th-century Europe.

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