Dreaming America: Popular Front Ideals and Aesthetics in Children's Plays of the Federal Theatre Project

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"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 1930s shaped the stories and staging of federally funded plays for children. Indeed, children s theater was central to the Federal Theatre Project s vision of building a national theater. Frost argues that representations of the child and childhood in the FTP children s plays stage the hopes and anxieties of a nation destabilized by both economic ...

Dreaming America: Popular Front Ideals and Aesthetics in Children's Plays of the Federal Theatre Project 2013, Ohio State University Press

ISBN-13: 9780814212134

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