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by Mary C Henderson

Free eBook The City and the Theatre: New York Playhouses from Bowling Green to Times Square download ISBN: 088371003X
Author: Mary C Henderson
Publisher: J. T. White; First Edition edition (1973)
Language: English
Pages: 323
Category: Historical
Subcategory: Americas
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While this book does provide some interesting information on the early history of professional theatre in NYC, the sections on later 19th and, more importantly, 20th century theatre is, at best, superficial and often inaccurate.

While this book does provide some interesting information on the early history of professional theatre in NYC, the sections on later 19th and, more importantly, 20th century theatre is, at best, superficial and often inaccurate. If you're looking for good history, try the vastly superior "Lost Broadway Theatres" or "At This Theatre".

From colonial New York, the story continues through the 20th century to the birth, and rebirth, of the theater district in Times Square and the revitalization of 42nd Street in the mid-1990s

From colonial New York, the story continues through the 20th century to the birth, and rebirth, of the theater district in Times Square and the revitalization of 42nd Street in the mid-1990s. An A to Z listing of every Broadway theater ever to exist is also included.

Mary Henderson was, for more than a decade, curator of the theater collection at the Museum of the City of New York. A frequent lecturer, she has curated exhibits across the country and authored several books, including Theater In America, Broadway Ballyhoo, The New Amsterdam: Biography of a Broadway Theater, and Mielziner: Master of Modern Stage Design.

Theater - New York (State) - New York - History, Theater, Theaters, New York (State) - New York.

Theaters - New York (State) - New York - History, Theater - New York (State) - New York - History, Theater, Theaters, New York (State) - New York. Amateurs and professionals (Beginnings to 1798) - The Park and the Bowery (1798-1850) - Lower Broadway (1850-1899) - Union Square and beyond (1870-1899) - Times Square (After 1900).

An illustrated history from 1700 to 1935. A book in The B'nai B'rith Jewish Heritage Classics.

From colonial New York, the story continues through the 20th century to the birth, and rebirth, of the theater district in Times Square and the revitalization of 42nd Street in the mid-1990s.

Readers learn that it was in 1699 that a petition was first made for a license to perform plays in Manhattan and that 30 years later the first theatre opened in Manhattan.

Henderson, Mary C. (2004). The City & The Theatre: The History of New York Playhouses: A 250 Year Journey from Bowling Green to Times Square. New York: Back Stage Books. Mahar, William J. (1999). Behind the Burnt Cork Mask: Early Blackface Minstrelsy and Antebellum American Popular Culture. Chicago: University of Illinois Press. Rock, Howard B. (1989). The New York City Artisan, 1789–1825: A Documentary History. State University of New York. Sweetster, M. F. (1883). New England: A Handbook for Travellers.

Information on the theatres in New York City during the period may be found in Mary C. Henderson’s The City and the Theatre: New York Playhouses from Bowling Green to Times Square. Finally, by 1835 the new city of Toronto boasted the first municipal police force in North America, a five-man constabulary headed by a chief constable and modelled on the London peelers. It is March 1837, and Upper Canada is as restive as ever.

New York playhouses from Bowling Green to Times Square. by Mary C. Henderson. New York (State), New York. There's no description for this book yet. Published 1973 by J. T. White in Clifton, . Theaters, Internet Archive Wishlist, Theater, History.

A copy of the earlier 1973 1st edition in fine condition except for the jacket which has ovious edge tears and wear. This jacket is different from the stock photo of the later edition of the book.
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Opithris
This is an excellent book for me an avid reader of theatre--particularly

the New York City--past & present. The book was written in 1973--still fascinating!
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Doriel
While this book does provide some interesting information on the early history of professional theatre in NYC, the sections on later 19th and, more importantly, 20th century theatre is, at best, superficial and often inaccurate. If you're looking for good history, try the vastly superior "Lost Broadway Theatres" or "At This Theatre". I am truly amazed that such a book was ever reissued!