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American presidents attend the theatre : the playgoing experiences of each chief executive

Title
American presidents attend the theatre : the playgoing experiences of each chief executive / Thomas A. Bogar.
ISBN
0786425431 (illustrated case : alk. paper)
Published
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., c2006.
Physical Description
1 online resource
Summary
"Not every presidential visit to the theatre is as famous as Lincoln's last night at Ford's, but American presidents attended the theatre long before and after that ill-fated night. This volume examines presidential theatre-going as it reflects shifting popular tastes in America. It provides a chronology of theatre attendance throughout the lives of all 43 American presidents"--Provided by publisher.
Variant and related titles
American presidents attend the theater
Internet Archive collection.
Format
Books
Language
English
Added to Catalog
May 08, 2020
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (p. 401-410) and index.
Contents
Washington (1751-1782)
The Adamses and Jefferson abroad (1778-1788)
Independence (1784-1799)
A new capital (1800-1817)
Good feelings, bad feelings (1817-1833)
The new national theatre (1834-1844)
Unquiet times (1845-1860)
Lincoln (1861-1863)
Opera, Forrest, and the Booths (1864-1865)
Aftermath (1865-1874)
The gilded age (1874-1881)
A social White House (1881-1885)
Marriages (1885-1889)
The rise of realism (1889-1892)
The turn of the century (1893-1901)
TR (1901-1909)
Taft (1909-1910)
Offstage drama (1910-1913)
Vaudeville (1913-1915)
Enter Edith (1915-1917)
Victory (1918-1921)
Jazz (1921-1924)
Boom and bust (1924-1933)
Recovery (1933-1940)
Theatre of war (1941-1949)
Cold war theatre (1950-1961)
Camelot (1961-1964)
Protest (1965-1974)
Vicissitudes (1974-1980)
An actor in the White House (1981-1992)
Fundraisers and family (1993-2005).
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