New York Modern

New York Modern

Robert Károly Sarlós , Jig Cook and the Provincetown Players : Theater in Ferment ( Amherst , Mass . , 1982 ) , 15-16 . Helen Deutsch and Stella Hanau , The Provincetown : A Story of the Theater ( New York , 1931 ) , while less reliable ...

Author: William B. Scott

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 0801867932

Category: Art

Page: 472

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"This history is as lively as its subject, clarifying the genealogy of the successive rebellions that marked the unfolding of modernism." -- New Yorker
Categories: Art

The Facts on File Companion to American Drama

The Facts on File Companion to American Drama

Cook, GEorGE Cram “JiG” 107 ter. though tyler favors the american mentality, his portrayal of the humorless Manly is not ... cook is best known as the founder, along with his wife, playwright SuSan GlaSPell, of the Provincetown PlayerS.

Author: Jackson R. Bryer

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438129662

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 657

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Features a comprehensive guide to American dramatic literature, from its origins in the early days of the nation to the groundbreaking works of today's best writers.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Three Midwestern Playwrights

Three Midwestern Playwrights

How Floyd Dell, George Cram Cook, and Susan Glaspell Transformed American Theatre Marcia Noe. Karoly Sarlos, Jig Cook and the Provincetown Players: Theatre in Ferment (Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1982); Leona Rust Egan, ...

Author: Marcia Noe

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253061850

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 246

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In the early 1900s, three small-town midwestern playwrights helped shepherd American theatre into the modern era. Together, they created the renowned Provincetown Players collective, which not only launched many careers but also had the power to affect US social, cultural, and political beliefs. The philosophical and political orientations of Floyd Dell, George Cram Cook, and Susan Glaspell generated a theatre practice marked by experimentalism, collaboration, leftist cultural critique, rebellion, liberation, and community engagement. In Three Midwestern Playwrights, Marcia Noe situates the origin of the Provincetown aesthetic in Davenport, Iowa, a Mississippi River town. All three playwrights recognized that radical politics sometimes begat radical chic, and several of their plays satirize the faddish elements of the progressive political, social, and cultural movements they were active in. Three Midwestern Playwrights brings the players to life and deftly illustrates how Dell, Cook, and Glaspell joined early 20th-century midwestern radicalism with East Coast avant-garde drama, resulting in a fresh and energetic contribution to American theatre.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Jig Cook and the Provincetown Players

Jig Cook and the Provincetown Players

Author: Robert Karoly Sarlos

Publisher: Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press

ISBN: 0870233491

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 265

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Categories: Performing Arts

The Provincetown Players and the Playwrights Theatre 1915 1922

The Provincetown Players and the Playwrights  Theatre  1915 1922

“ Susan Glaspell : Provincetown Playwright , ” Great Lakes Review 4 ( Winter 1978 ) : 31–43 . Barnes , Djuna . “ The Days of Jig Cook . ” Theatre Guild Magazine 6 ( January 1929 ) : 31–32 . Black , Cheryl . “ Ida Rauh : Power Player at ...

Author: Edna Kenton

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786417781

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 213

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The feminist writer and editor Edna Kenton (1876ndash;1954) was elected to the Executive Committee of the Provincetown Players by 1916. This theatrical company, first to present the plays of Eugene O'Neill, rebelled against the commercialism of Broadway and gave unrecognized dramatists the opportunity to experiment. Kenton was a great admirer of company leader George Cram Cook, and when Cook died in Greece in the early 1920s, Kenton dedicated herself to upholding his vision of a Dionysian ideal in American theater. This is Kenton's original history of the influential theatre, from the first seasons at Provincetown in 1915 and 1916, to the final New York season in 1922. This invaluable eyewitness account has been edited from the most complete and latest version of Kenton's text, with consultation of earlier incomplete versions. Kenton transcribed many playbills into the text, and included others whole between the pages; the latter are included as illustrations. An appendix reprints Kenton's two periodical articles about the Provincetown Players and articles from the New York Herald, the Boston Globe, and the Boston Evening Transcript, as well as other memories of the Provincetown Players, including those of Marsden Hartley, Nina Moise, M. Eleanor Fitzgerald, and Djuna Barnes.
Categories: Performing Arts

Susan Glaspell

Susan Glaspell

See Sarlós, Jig Cook and the Provincetown Players, appendix C for a discussion of Wharf Theatre measurements. Mary Vorse provides larger dimensions, which Sarlós challenges (Time and the Town, 110, 118). 27. Vorse, Time and the Town, ...

Author: Linda Ben-Zvi

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195313239

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 476

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Trifles--a play exploring what happens when women unite against forces that deny them a voice and identity--has become an international classic, as powerful and relevant today as it was in the summer of 1916, when it was first staged by vacationing friends in a converted fishing wharf in Provincetown, Massachusetts. This biography is the story of its author, Susan Glaspell, and the forces that propelled her from her Midwest birthplace in Davenport, Iowa to Greenwich Village during its glory days, where she established herself as a central figure in the avant-garde community and became the first modern American woman playwright. Glaspell's life is a feminist tale of pioneering in which she broke new ground for women. A journalist by age eighteen, she worked her way through university as a news reporter and became a leading novelist of the period. A co-founder of many of Greenwich Village's important avant-garde institutions, she was a close friend of its leading figures, including Eugene O'Neill. She and O'Neill were equally credited with launching a new type of indigenous drama, hers addressing such pressing topics as suffrage, birth control, female sexuality, marriage equality, socialism, and pacifism. In 1931 she won the Pulitzer Prize for drama. "Out there--lies all that's not been touched--lies life that waits," Claire Archer says in The Verge, Glaspell's most experimental play. This biography is the exciting and inspiring story of Glaspell's personal exploration of the same terrain
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

American Puppet Modernism

American Puppet Modernism

See Robert Károly Sarlós, Jig Cook and the Provincetown Players: Theater in Ferment (Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1982), and Brenda Murphy, The Provincetown Players and the Culture of Modernity (Cambridge: Cambridge ...

Author: John Bell

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230613768

Category: History

Page: 280

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Please note this is a 'Palgrave to Order' title (PTO). Stock of this book requires shipment from an overseas supplier. It will be delivered to you within 12 weeks. This study analyses the history of puppet, mask, and performing object theatre in the United States over the past 150 years to understand how a peculiarly American mixture of global cultures, commercial theatre, modern-art idealism, and mechanical innovation reinvented the ancient art of puppetry.
Categories: History

Eugene O Neill

Eugene O Neill

Quoted in George Monteiro, “John Francis, Go-between for Provincetown and the Players,” Laconics 1 Public Library. ... estimations in his Jig Cook and the Provincetown Players (Boston: University of Massachusetts Press, 1982), 201; ...

Author: Robert M. Dowling

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300210590

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 584

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An “absorbing” biography of the playwright and Nobel laureate that “unflinchingly explores the darkness that dominated O’Neill’s life” (Publishers Weekly). This extraordinary biography fully captures the intimacies of Eugene O’Neill’s tumultuous life and the profound impact of his work on American drama, innovatively highlighting how the stories he told for the stage interweave with his actual life stories as well as the culture and history of his time. Much is new in this extensively researched book: connections between O’Neill’s plays and his political and philosophical worldview; insights into his Irish American upbringing and lifelong torment over losing faith in God; his vital role in African American cultural history; unpublished photographs, including a unique offstage picture of him with his lover Louise Bryant; new evidence of O’Neill’s desire to become a novelist and what this reveals about his unique dramatic voice; and a startling revelation about the release of Long Day’s Journey Into Night in defiance of his explicit instructions. This biography is also the first to discuss O’Neill’s lost play Exorcism (a single copy of which was only recently recovered), a dramatization of his own suicide attempt. Written with both a lively informality and a scholar’s strict accuracy, Eugene O’Neill: A Life in Four Acts is a biography worthy of America’s foremost playwright. “Fast-paced, highly readable . . . building to a devastating last act.” —Irish Times
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Women Writers of the Provincetown Players

Women Writers of the Provincetown Players

According to Cook, the pair composed this autobiographical debate between the sexes to “get it off their chests,” suggesting they were ... while Hapgood (who wrote no other works for the Provincetown Players) cre- ated those for He.

Author: Judith E. Barlow

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9781438427935

Category: Drama

Page: 369

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Thirteen short plays by women that were originally produced by the Provincetown Players.
Categories: Drama

A Wind is Rising

A Wind is Rising

James Light ( 1894– 1964 ) directed many plays for the Provincetown Players and its successors , including several by EO . In October , he and Rauh had taken over from Susan Glaspell and Jig Cook as directors of the ...

Author: Agnes Boulton

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

ISBN: 0838638082

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 328

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Under his influence, she tried to set a higher standard for her writing, without much success, while ironically his plays, which steered away from popular "show shop" trends, went on to earn a sizable fortune. The maintenance of their increasingly lavish homes and the rearing of their two children, Shane and Oona, fell to her, while he retreated into Art.".
Categories: Biography & Autobiography