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Congressional Theatre is the first book to identify and examine the significant body of plays, films, and teleplays that responded to the actions of the House Committee on Un-American Activities during the "show business hearings" it held between 1947 and 1960. Among the writers discussed are Arthur Miller, Bertolt Brecht, Lillian Hellman, Maxwell Anderson, Elia Kazan, Barrie Stavis, Herman Wouk, Eric Bentley, Saul Levitt, Budd Schulberg, Carl Foreman, Abraham Polonsky, and Walter Bernstein.Read more
- First book to analyze plays, films, and teleplays responding to HUAC
- Analyzes the technique of historical analogy such as the Salem witch trials
- Includes illustrations
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"congressional Theatre is nevertheless a juicy addition to the historiography of the second red scare..." The Journal of American HistorySee more reviews
"For students of this era and those concerned about the impact of politics upon art, this is essential." Library Journal
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- Date Published: November 2003
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9780521891660
- length: 328 pages
- dimensions: 229 x 153 x 20 mm
- weight: 0.675kg
- contains: 14 b/w illus.
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
Part I. The Committee and the Culture:
1. The stage is set
2. The social drama
3. Dramatizing directly
Part II. Making Analogies:
4. Witch hunt
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