Chronicles of Time
Van Orden, James T.
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PROGRAM OBJECTIVES: "Chronicles of Time" will trace the development of the American theatre during the past century from tbe Civil War to the present. It will show how the elements of society have influenced the different ph ses of theatre; e.g. , melodrama, romanticism, realism, the road company, and summer stock, up to the present school of social psychiatry of Williams, Miller, and Hellman . The programs will, of course, follow a chronological order. The need for this series is basically to show the development of the American theatre over the past one hundred years . This series will explain why the American theatre went through certain stages in its development, and what caused these stages. "Chronicles of Time" intends to acquaint the public with some of the reasons why the American the tre evolved into its present form. [TRUNCATED]
Thesis (M.S.)--Boston University
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