Milly Barranger

The Group Theatre: Passion, Politics, and Performance in the Depression Era

Theatre historian Helen Krich Chinoy's unfinished manuscript on the Group Theatre--three decades in the writing--has been edited for publication by Don B. Wilmeth and Milly S. Barranger. Chinoy wrote a pioneering study of the Group Theatre's collective vision for a new kind of theatre and a new approach to an acting process known as "the Method." Important figures in the creation of the Group were Harold Clurman, Lee Strasberg, Cheryl Crawford, and Stella Adler.

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Modern Stage History
Theatre historian Helen Krich Chinoy's unfinished manuscript on the Group Theatre (1931-1941)--three decades in the writing--has been edited by Don B. Wilmeth and Milly S. Barranger. It is a pioneering study of the Group's collective vision for a new kind of theatre and a new approach to an acting process called "the Method."
The story of Audrey Wood is told through her interactions with her clients, now household names, whose works she steered onto Broadway stages. Among them were A Streetcar Named Desire, Tea and Sympathy, The Member of the Wedding, Bus Stop, and many more.
Biography
When women producers were rare at mid-twentieth century, Cheryl Crawford pioneered as an independent producer on Broadway.
Stage and opera director, Margaret Webster, challenged stage tradition and mainstream attitudes toward professional women at mid-twentieth century.
Nonfiction
Unfriendly Witnesses adds to our understanding of the impact of McCarthyism on women directors, playwrights, and actors at mid-twentieth century.

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