|Statement||compiled by the staff of the Fenwick Library, George Mason University.|
|Series||Bibliographies and indexes in the performing arts,, no. 3|
|Contributions||George Mason University. Libraries.|
|LC Classifications||PN2270.F43 F44 1986|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xxv, 349 p. ;|
|Number of Pages||349|
|LC Control Number||86009780|
The Federal Theatre Project was founded in under the aegis of the Works Progress Administration. Established as part of President Roosevelt’s New Deal, it aimed primarily to provide relief to out-of-work actors and theater professionals by funding of theatre performances across the country and secondarily to bring relevant art in form of theatre to all Americans, particularly those who. The New Deal Stage: Selections from the Federal Theatre Project, - For Teachers Expert Resources. Coast to Coast: The Federal Theatre Project, Finding Aid - Federal Theatre Project collection, Drawing upon archival resources, official correspondence and personal interviews, this book provides a detailed examination of the operations of the US Federal Theatre Project in the decade of the s. The book recreates the often chaotic but frequently exhilarating story of Uncle Sam as by: Congress created the Federal Theatre Project in to provide work for theater professionals during the Great Depression. The Project was funded under the Works Progress Administration (WPA) and directed on the national level by Vassar College drama professor Hallie Flanagan ().
Dreaming America: Popular Front Ideals and Aesthetics in Children’s Plays of the Federal Theatre Project by Leslie Elaine Frost traces how the tumultuous politics of the late s shaped the stories and staging of federally funded plays for by: 1. Drawing upon archival resources, official correspondence and personal interviews, this book provides a detailed examination of the U.S. Federal Theatre Project in the decade of the s. It recreates the often chaotic but frequently exhilarating story of "Uncle Sam" as producer. Special Brand: Barry B. Witham. Administrative records of Federal Project No. 1; Records of the Federal Art Project (FAP) Records of the Federal Music Project (FMP) Records of the Federal Theatre Project (FTP) Records of the Federal Writers' Project (FWP) . Get this from a library! The Federal Theatre Project: a case study. [Barry Witham] -- Drawing upon archival resources, official correspondence, and personal interviews, this book provides a detailed examination of the U.S. Federal Theatre Project in the decade of the s.
Although it operated as a national initiative, the Federal Theatre Project established regional administrations throughout the country. These regional centers adapted themselves to the needs of their local communities addressing issues of both national and local significance. Theatre Studies, Vol. 41 "This major work is complex and scholarly. A critical and historical analysis of the purpose, plays, audiences and actors of the Federal Theatre of , Blueprints for a Black Federal Theatre is to theatre students (and others) because of the rich and copious notes." Glenda E. Gill, Theatre SurveyPrice: $ Between and over 30 million Americans attended WPA Federal Theatre Project Presentations. In , during the Great Depression, President Franklin D. Roosevelt established the WPA, which provided government subsidized agencies to put the unemployed back to work. One of. Barry Witham's book is the major source on the Federal Theatre Project and especially about the Seattle unit. This essay relies heavily on the book. Though not intended to be used as a political tool, some of the Tacoma Unit’s most successful and memorable productions were of Living Newspaper plays.