{[ promptMessage ]}

Bookmark it

{[ promptMessage ]}

American Theatre pre-WWII

American Theatre pre-WWII - American Theatre preWorld War...

Info icon This preview shows pages 1–3. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
  American Theatre pre-World War II o From 1900=1940 o Realism had set in and people expected plays to have realistic settings o 1915 - America catches up. We get all the innovations that Europe already had. We get all the artistic inovation Theathre moves out of the 1800's into the 1900's Arts movements are big Theatre is still commerical, a money making thing The most popular form of theatre was Revue A perfomance of comedy sketches and musical numbers o 1929- Movies get sound "talkies" and theatre declines o In the 1920's was a time of "good times " with all the new music, and theatre, and  arts     o 1930's the great depression Major American Playwrights Elmer Rice Plays in verse Maxwell Anderson Plays in verse Thornton Wilder Our Town A town in New Hampsire, with a couple that falls in  love. A celebration of American Life Lillian Hellman Plays about Social problems of the day The Children's hour Status of the Family  Sophie Treadwell Plays about Social problems of the day Status of the women Clifford Odets His work was very social (communisium) and political.  His Plays tried to inspire people to action.  Odets plays did spur on social change
Image of page 1

Info icon This preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
  Eugene O'Neill Plays Anna Christie Desire Under the Elms Mourning Becomes Electra The Hairy Ape The Emperor Jones  The Iceman Cometh A long day's Journey into Night His opion was that Theatre could be high art He wrote in multiple styles and forms
Image of page 2
Image of page 3
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern