Visit our Christmas Gift Finder
Renegades, Showmen and Angels: A Theatrical History of Fort Worth, 1873-2001 (Hardback)
  • Renegades, Showmen and Angels: A Theatrical History of Fort Worth, 1873-2001 (Hardback)
zoom

Renegades, Showmen and Angels: A Theatrical History of Fort Worth, 1873-2001 (Hardback)

(author)
£37.95
Hardback 360 Pages / Published: 30/07/2006
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
Jan L. Jones' second volume on Fort Worth's theatrical heritage presents for the first time a richly illustrated, comprehensive history of the showmen, performers, theaters, and events that shaped the city's theatrical fortunes in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Jones chronicles the early amateur theatricals of the 1870s, the development of ""Hell's Half Acre"" with its many variety theaters and honky tonks, and the opening of Evans Hall, the town's first legitimate theater. By 1883 far-sighted civic leaders had completed the Fort Worth Opera House, and by 1886 the city had joined the touring circuit of Galveston showman Henry Greenwall. Under Greenwall's aegis, many of the era's leading players appeared in the city, including Edwin Booth and Sarah Bernhardt. The Texas Spring Palace exhibitions of 1889 and 1890 brought national acclaim and did much to alter perceptions of the community as a frontier cow town. In the twentieth century, vaudeville's popularity led to construction of two Majestic theaters just six years apart, in 1905 and 1911. Participating in the establishment of the Fort Worth Little Theater following World War I was a still-unknown Texas writer, Katherine Anne Porter. During the 1930s, the city was once again catapulted to national prominence when New York producer Billy Rose created Broadway-style revues for Casa Manana, the city's contribution to the Texas Centennial celebration. Establishment of the Fort Worth Opera, Casa Manana Musicals, and the Fort Worth Community Theater following World War II set the stage for what had become, by the end of the twentieth century, a vibrant community of permanent companies, including Jubilee Theater, Hip Pocket Theatre, Stage West, and Circle Theatre. The twentieth century ended dramatically with completion of the Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass performance Hall.

Publisher: Texas Christian University Press,U.S.
ISBN: 9780875653181
Number of pages: 360
Weight: 1152 g
Dimensions: 279 x 216 x 34 mm

You may also be interested in...

Tennessee Williams
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
True and False
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Directing
Added to basket
£6.99
Paperback
The Golden Rules of Acting
Added to basket
The Empty Space
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Period Make-up for Studio, Stage and Screen
Added to basket
Contemporary Monologues for Women
Added to basket
Creating A Role
Added to basket
Actions: The Actors' Thesaurus
Added to basket
Not My Father's Son
Added to basket
Finding Your Voice
Added to basket
The Actor and the Target
Added to basket
Respect for Acting
Added to basket
£17.99
Hardback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.