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America-In-Play Medicine Show, pt. 2: Bridging the Historical Gap

America-in-Play offers a rare opportunity for dialogues across several divides in the field of American Drama.  As an organization, AIP brings together artists and scholars to explore the overlooked history of American theatrical entertainment that is so often traced back only as far as Eugene O’Neill.  Starting from the premise that American theatre pre-O’Neill was […]

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America-in-Play bring their Medicine Show to MESTC

I’m really looking forward to America-in-Play’s Crossing Over:  A  Medicine Show Entertainment at the Segal Center on Monday, April 19.  I’m an Americanist, and my research,  while contemporary, has led me to do some research on populist variety forms like chautauquas, toby shows, and medicine shows.  Prior to the advent (and/or ubiquity) of radio, film […]

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