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Author Christiansen, Richard.

Title A theater of our own : a history and a memoir of 1,001 nights in Chicago / Richard Christiansen ; foreword by Brian Dennehy.

Imprint Evanston, Ill. : Northwestern University Press, c2004.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    792 CHR    Available
Description xvii, 317 p. : ill., maps ; 26 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 301-303) and index.
Contents A thrilling little place -- Something attractive at the McVicker's -- The city assumed a metropolitan air -- Two barrels of slippers -- A glimpse of that order and beauty -- By all means start your own theatre -- We were a landlocked town -- There actually was a national theater -- Chicago is hard up for writers -- It's a comedy school -- It was an honor to work there -- We improvised -- Let all the flowers of the arts bloom -- We'll have a scene -- It's good writing -- It was the arrogance of youth -- The field is littered with bodies -- We needed to tribe up -- The Vast Chicago Theater Market -- it all came together with Salesman -- The new theater capital of the United States -- They've become institutions.
Subject Theater -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History -- 19th century.
Theater -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History -- 20th century.
ISBN 0810120410 (alk. paper) : $29.95

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