Black Drama of the Federal Theatre Era: Beyond the Formal Horizons

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NOTES
1. William F. McDonald, Federal Relief Administration and the Arts( Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 1969), pp. 184-7.
2. Ibid., p. 496.
3. Ibid., pp. 484-7.
4. Ibid., pp. 500, 507.
5. Ibid., p. 506.
6. Ibid., p. 502. Harry Hopkins's words also provided the title for the first book to be published on the Federal Theatre Project since the recovery of its material. Written by John O'Connor and Lorraine Brown, who were instrumental in the recovery, Free, Adult, Uncensored: The Living History of the Federal Theatre Project ( Washington, D.C.: New Republic, 1978) includes extensive pictorial coverage of Federal Theatre productions.
7. Elmer Rice, memorandum, 28 November 1935, New York City WPA Administration, Federal Theatre Project files.
8. Hallie Flanagan, Arena ( New York: Benjamin Blom, 1940). This is a fine narrative account of her Federal Theatre activities. Appendix, pp. 378-436, lists all Federal Theatre productions. See also McDonald, which provides a detailed history of the conception, organization, and achievements of the Federal Theatre.
9. McDonald, pp. 513-4.
10. U. S. Congress, House Committee on Appropriations, 76th Congress, 1st Session ( 1939), Hearings of a Subcommittee . . . Additional Relief Appropriations, pp. 107-11.
11. Writing the Living Newspaper, instructions, Federal Theatre Project Collection, George Mason University. See also Diane Bowers, "Ethiopia: The First Living Newspaper," Phoebe5, 2 (Spring 1976).
12. The Communist witch-hunt, which continued into the post- World War II period, has also been discussed by W. E. B. Du Bois in several speeches. See W. E. B. Du Bois Speaks, ed. Philip S. Foner( New York: Pathfinder Press, 1970), pp. 228-31.
13. Flanagan. Hallie Flanagan describes her appearances before the Dies Committee and records many of its criticisms, and questions such as the one cited.
14. Mae Mallory Krulak and John O'Connor, taped interview with Emmet Lavery, 5 January 1976 at Encino, California, the Research Center for the Federal Theatre Project, George Mason University.
15. Conversations with Lorraine Brown, George Mason University.

CHAPTER TWO
1. James V. Hatch, ed., Black Theater USA: Forty-five Plays by Black Americans, 18471974( New York: The Free Press, 1974), pp. 1-2.
2. Sterling A. Brown, "The Federal Theater," in The Anthology of the American Negro in the Theater, ed. Lindsay Patterson, Myrdal Carnegie Study 1940 ( New York: The Publishers Co., 1967), p. 107.

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