Tag Archives: Nineteenth Century

America-in Play’s-“Crossing Over”

America-in-Play, a collective of theatre scholars and artists, presented their riff on nineteenth century Medicine Shows, entitled “Crossing Over” at the MESTC on April 19th. The title was apt in many senses of the word, as the group’s playwrights and actors blended old and new, comedy and pathos in a format that was full of […]

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America-In-Play Medicine Show, pt. 2: Bridging the Historical Gap

America-in-Play offers a rare opportunity for dialogues across several divides in the field of American Drama.  As an organization, AIP brings together artists and scholars to explore the overlooked history of American theatrical entertainment that is so often traced back only as far as Eugene O’Neill.  Starting from the premise that American theatre pre-O’Neill was […]

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