Russian Culture and Theatrical Performance in America, 1891-1933 by Valleri J. Hohman
(Palgrave Studies in Theatre and Performance History)

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Between the 1890s and the 1930s, advancements in communication and travel encouraged widespread international cultural exchange, and Americans increasingly came into contact with Russian culture and theatrical performance. A number of factors, including emigration from Russia, world war, revolutionary activities in both Russia and the United States, and developments in modernism in the American theatre influenced the way those performances were received by American artists and audiences. Examining the work of impresarios, financiers, and the press as well as the artists themselves, Hohman demonstrates how a variety of Russian theatrical styles were introduced and incorporated into American theatre and dance.
 

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Valleri J. Hohman is an Assistant Professor of Theatre History, Historiography, and Dramaturgy at the University of Illinois. Her work has appeared in New England Theatre Journal, Journal of American Drama and Theatre, Theatre History Studies, Contemporary Theatre Review, and Theatre Journal. She is a member of The American Society for Theatre Research and the American Theatre and Drama Society.
 
Published July 15, 2011 by Palgrave Macmillan. 223 pages
Genres: History, Humor & Entertainment, Arts & Photography, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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