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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
viii, 433 p. : ill. ; 27 cm.
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
Format
Books
Language
English
Added to Catalog
July 07, 2006
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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