- HISTORICAL AND CRITICAL STUDIES
- General Theatre StudiesBalio, Tino, and Lee Norvelle. The History of the National Theatre Conference.The National Theatre Conference, 1968. Bernheim, Alfred L. The Business of the Theatre: An Economic History of the American Theatre, 1750-1932. New York: Benjamin Blom, 1964 (reprint of 1932 edition).Bigsby, C. W. E. A Critical Introduction to Twentieth-Century American Drama. Volume One: 1900-1940. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1982. Chinoy, Helen Krich, and Linda Walsh Jenkins. Women in American Theatre. New York: Crown, 1981.Churchill, Allen. The Great White Way: A Re-creation of Broadway's Golden Era of Theatrical Entertainment. New York: E. P. Dutton, 1962.. The Theatrical 20s. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1975.Coad, Oral Sumner, and Edwin Mims Jr. The American Stage. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1929.Conolly, L. W., ed. Theatrical Touring and Founding in North America. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood, 1982.Csida, Joseph, and June Bundy Csida. American Entertainment: A Unique History of Popular Show Business. New York: Watson-Guptill, 1978.Durham, Weldon B. Liberty Theatres of the United States Army, 1917-1921. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland, 2006.Driver, Tom F. Romantic Quest and Modern Query: A History of the Modern Theater. New York: A Delta Book, 1970.Eaton, Walter Prichard. The Theatre Guild: The First Ten Years. New York: Brentano's, 1929.Evans, James W., and Gardner L. Harding. Entertaining the American Army: The American Stage and Lyceum in the World War. New York: Association Press, 1921.Fields, Armond, and L. M. Fields. From the Bowery to Broadway: Lew Fields and the Roots of American Popular Theater. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993.Gewitz, Arthur, and James J. Kolb, eds. Art, Glitter, and Glitz: Mainstream Playwrights and Popular Theatre in 1920s America. Westport, Conn.: Praeger, 2004.Gilman, Richard. The Making of Modern Drama. New York: Da Capo Press, 1987.Graham, Philip. Showboats: The History of an American Institution. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1951.Hewitt, Barnard. Theatre U.S.A. 1665-1957. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1959.Hughes, Glenn. A History of the American Theatre, 1700-1950. New York: Samuel French, 1951.Hyde, Ralph. Panoramania! The Art and Entertainment of the "All-Embracing" View. London: Trefoil Publications, 1988.Kinne, Wisher Payne. George Pierce Baker and the American Theatre. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1954.Laufe, Abe. The Wicked Stage: A History of Theater Censorship and Harassment in the United States. New York: Frederick Ungar, 1978.Leonard, William Torbert. Broadway Bound: A Guide to Shows That Died Aborning. Metuchen, N.J., and London: The Scarecrow Press, 1983.Londré, Felicia Hardison, and Daniel J. Watermeier. The History of North American Theater: The United States, Canada, and Mexico from Pre-Columbian Times to the Present. New York: Continuum, 1998.McArthur, Benjamin. "Theatrical Clubs of the Nineteenth Century: Tradition versus Assimilation in the Acting Community." Theatre Survey 23 (November 1982): 197-212.McCleery, Albert, and Carl Glick. Curtains Going Up. New York: Pitman, 1939. McConachie, Bruce A. Melodramatic Formations: American Theatre & Society, 1820-1870. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 1992. Morehouse, Ward. Matinee Tomorrow: Fifty Years of Our Theatre. New York: Whittlesey House, 1949.Morris, Lloyd. Curtain Time: The Story of the American Theater. New York: Random House, 1953. Nadel, Norman. A Pictorial History of the Theatre Guild. Special material byLawrence Langner and Armina Marshall. Introduction by Brooks Atkinson. New York: Crown, 1969.Quinn, Arthur Hobson. A History of American Drama, from the Beginning to the Civil War. New York: F. S. Crofts, 1943.. A History of American Drama, from the Civil War to the Present Day.New York: F. S. Crofts, 1936. Wilmeth, Don B., and Christopher Bigsby, eds. The Cambridge History of American Theatre, Volume II: 1870-1945. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999.Wilson, Garff B. Three Hundred Years of American Drama and Theatre. Engle-wood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, 1973.Bocola, Sandro. The Art of Modernism: Art, Culture, and Society from Goya to the Present Day. Munich: Prestel, 1999. Conrad, Peter. Modern Times, Modern Places. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1999.Demastes, William. Realism and the American Dramatic Tradition. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 1996. Dumenil, Lynn. Modern Temper: American Culture and Society in the 1920s. New York: Hill and Wang, 1995.Gaggi, Silvio. Modern/Postmodern: A Study in Twentieth-Century Arts and Ideas. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1989. Kindelan, Nancy. Shadows of Realism: Dramaturgy and the Theory and Practices of Modernism. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood, 1996. Marker, Frederick J., and Christopher Innes, eds. Modernism in European Drama: Ibsen, Strindberg, Pirandello, Beckett. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1998.Miller, Tyrus. Late Modernism: Politics, Fiction, and the Arts between the World Wars. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1999. Murphy, Brenda. The Provincetown Players and the Culture of Modernity. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006. North, Michael. The Dialect of Modernism: Race, Language & Twentieth-Century Literature. New York: Oxford University Press, 1994. Stansell, Christine. American Moderns: Bohemian New York and the Creation of a New Century. New York: Henry Holt, 2000. Walker, Julia A. Expressionism and Modernism in the American Theatre: Bodies, Voices, Words. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005.
The Historical Dictionary of the American Theater. James Fisher.