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Palgrave Studies in Theatre and Performance History

Class Divisions on the Broadway Stage

The Staging and Taming of the I.W.W.

Authors: Schwartz, M.

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Examining twenty-five years of theatre history, this book covers the major plays that feature representations of the Industrial Workers of the World. American class movement and class divisions have long been reflected on the Broadway stage and here Michael Schwartz presents a fresh look at the conflict between labor and capital.

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Michael Schwartz is Temporary Assistant Professor of Theatre at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, USA.

Reviews

"In this illuminating study, Michael Schwartz provides vivid insights into the ways in which the Wobblies, a fabled crew of labor campaigners, were depicted on the Broadway stage. Schwartz colorfully demonstrates how Wobblies were evoked through individual characters, plot devices, and music. Through its fine storytelling and cogent analyses, Class Divisions on the Broadway Stage reveals a largely hidden part of American theatrical and labor history." - William A. Everett, University of Missouri, Kansas City, USA

"Schwartz has constructed an enticingly-written and enlightening history that expertly blends nuanced contextualization of the culture and politics of the 1920s with provocative readings of established and forgotten texts. For readers responsive to how theatre intersects with politics, unions, and economics, Class Divisions on the Broadway Stage offers a distinctive perspective on how commercial theatre audiences consume radicalism and the dynamics of labor history." - Theatre Journal


Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • To Stop the World: The Most Stupendous Impossibles

    Schwartz, Michael

    Pages 1-22

  • Where Do I Get Off? The Wobblies I.W.W. Spurn

    Schwartz, Michael

    Pages 23-41

  • No Kick Coming: The Romantic Wobbly of Sidney Howard’s

    Schwartz, Michael

    Pages 43-58

  • Jazzing the Wobblies: John Howard Lawson’s

    Schwartz, Michael

    Pages 59-74

  • Dead Hand of the Dead: Anderson and Hickerson’s

    Schwartz, Michael

    Pages 75-92

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eBook $74.99
price for USA
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Hardcover $95.00
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Softcover $85.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-349-46950-5
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Class Divisions on the Broadway Stage
Book Subtitle
The Staging and Taming of the I.W.W.
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Theatre and Performance History
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Michael Schwartz
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-35305-4
DOI
10.1057/9781137353054
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-35304-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-46950-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 192
Topics