The Simple Stage: Its Origins in the Modern American Theater

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This book is about the leaders of the modern American theater who resisted the temptation to fill the stage, preferring instead the evocations of a simplified stage. Beginning with a look at precedents and influences on the modern simple stage, Feinsod then examines the theories and practices of theater artists such as Maurice Browne, George Cram Cook, Robert Edmond Jones, Lee Simonson, and Thornton Wilder. Throughout the text, numerous design reproductions and performance photographs visually demonstrate the simple stage.

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