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Local glories : opera houses on Main Street, where art and community meet / Ann Satterthwaite.

Author/Creator:
Satterthwaite, Ann, 1931- author.
Publication:
New York : Oxford University Press, [2016]
Format/Description:
Book
viii, 446 pages ; 26 cm
Subjects:
Theater -- United States -- History.
Centers for the performing arts -- United States -- History.
Theater and society -- United States.
Urban renewal.
Centers for the performing arts.
Theater.
Theater and society.
United States.
Form/Genre:
History.
Summary:
"This book explores the creative, social, and communal roles of thousands of "opera houses" that appeared in towns in the late 1800s and flourished with an astounding array of cultural performances and public activities until the advent of movies. Now, these entertainment halls are now coming back to life as theaters and art centers, as people become increasingly aware of their potential for historic preservation and cultural activities"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents:
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INTRODUCTION
PART ONE. A HEADY TIME: THOUSANDS OF OPERA HOUSES
1. Signs of Civilization
2. A Time of Change
3. Culture and the Public
PART TWO. ON STAGE: PERFORMANCES, PERFORMERS, AND THEIR PATRONS
4. Early Struggles
5. Theater Thrives
6. Celebrities and Stars
7. Other Entertainments and Enlightenments
8. Music and Opera
9. What the Public Wants
PART THREE. IN TOWN: A PUBLIC HALL AND ITS PUBLIC ROLES
10. Business Connections
11. Public Place and Civic Events
12. Challenges
13. Immigrants
14. Symbols of Pride
PART FOUR. BORN AGAIN: REVIVED OPERA HOUSES AND THEIR COMMUNITIES
15. The Phoenix Arises
16. Successes
17. Engines for Regeneration
18. Like Family
19. Connecting Again
AUTHOR'S COMMENTS
APPENDIX: A Listing of Extant Opera Houses by State.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
9780199392544
0199392544
OCLC:
893455426
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