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Congressional Theatre : Dramatizing McCarthyism on Stage, Film, and Television - Brenda Murphy

Congressional Theatre

Dramatizing McCarthyism on Stage, Film, and Television

Hardcover Published: 25th July 2016
ISBN: 9780521640886
Number Of Pages: 326

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Congressional Theatre is the first book to identify and examine the significant body of plays, films, and teleplays that responded to the actions of the House Committee on Un-American Activities during the "show business hearings" it held between 1947 and 1960. Among the writers discussed are Arthur Miller, Bertolt Brecht, Lillian Hellman, Maxwell Anderson, Elia Kazan, Barrie Stavis, Herman Wouk, Eric Bentley, Saul Levitt, Budd Schulberg, Carl Foreman, Abraham Polonsky, and Walter Bernstein.

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"congressional Theatre is nevertheless a juicy addition to the historiography of the second red scare..." The Journal of American History "For students of this era and those concerned about the impact of politics upon art, this is essential." Library Journal

The Committee and the Culture
The stage is set
The social drama
Dramatizing directly
Making Analogies
Witch hunt
Screen credits
Television and radio credits
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ISBN: 9780521640886
ISBN-10: 0521640881
Series: Cambridge Studies in American Theatre and Drama
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 326
Published: 25th July 2016
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.68