American Theatre Companies, 1888-1930

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Mary Ann, What Every Woman Knows, The Big Pond, Liliom, Samson and Delilah, This Thing Called Love, The Master Builder, Mary Jane's Pa, You Never Can Tell, Behold This Dreamer, The Great God Brown, Skidding, A Doll's House, Charm, After Dark.

1929-30: Meet the Prince, The Spongers, Young Woodley, The Sea Gull, The Noose, Jonesy, Sun Up, The Thirteenth Ticket, Remote Control, Holiday, The Nut Farm, Androcles and the Lion, Thank You, Mis' Nelly of N'Orleans, The Thief, The Music Master, Ten Nights in a Barroom, The Royal Family, Caesar and Cleopatra, Your Uncle Dudley, Let Us Be Gay, The Perfect Alibi, The Middle Watch, A Midsummer Night's Dream.

1930-31: The Rivals, Nancy's Private Affair, Bird in Hand, Viva La France, Rebound, Camille, The School for Scandal, The Torchbearers, Little Women, The Last Warning, Broken Dishes, Ladies of the Jury, The Devil's Disciple, Trilby, In Love with Love, Sherlock Holmes, The Nineteenth Hole, Fanny's First Play, Turn to the Right, Smilin' Through, Gambling, The Monster, Are You a Mason?, Crime, Madame Sans-Gene, Pygmalion, New Brooms, The Shannons of Broadway, Magda, Death Takes a Holiday, Ladies of the Jury, Returned with Thanks, Arms and the Man, A Midsummer Night's Dream, After Dark.

1931-32: New Enemies, The Truth Game, The Plutocrat, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Phillip Goes Forth, The Unknown Warrior, Little Old New York, Petticoat Influence, June Moon, The Yellow Jacket, The Better 'Ole, The Fool, Little Women, Streets of New York, The Man Who Came Back, Once in a Lifetime, The Strangle Hold, Subway Express, A Church Mouse, The Ruined Lady, The Gold Diggers, Redemption, He Who Gets Slapped, Grumpy, Treasure Island, Michael and Mary, Love in a Mist, Up Pops the Devil, The First Mrs. Fraser, The Command Performance, The Green Beetle, For All of Us.


BIBLIOGRAPHY

Published Sources:

New York Times, April 1923-October 1932. Golden Sylvia B. "America's First Civic Theatre." Theatre 48 ( October 1928): 20-21, 72-73.

Macgowan Kenneth. Footlights Across America. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Co., 1929.

Notable American Women, 1607-1950. S.v. "Bonstelle, Jessie," by Ann T. Zwart.

Unpublished Sources:

Deam William Luther. "A Biographical Study of Laura Justine Bonstelle-Stuart, Together with an Evaluation of Her Own Contribution to the Modern Theatrical World." Ph.D dissertation, University of Michigan, 1954.

Archival Resource:

Detroit, Michigan. Detroit Public Library. Jessie Bonstelle Collection. C. Alex Pinkston, Jr.

DETROIT YIDDISH THEATRE. The first modern Yiddish theatrical production took place about 1876 in Romania. By 1882, the first American performances took place in New York City and soon began to spread to major American cities with substantial Jewish populations. By 1917 New York had four operating Yiddish theatres, as did Philadelphia. Brooklyn supported two

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  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Preface vii
  • A 1
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  • APPENDIX I CHRONOLOGY OF THEATRE COMPANIES 493
  • APPENDIX II THEATRE COMPANIES BY STATE 497
  • Index of Personal Names and Play Titles 501
  • About the Contributors 535
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