Beginning with the thesis that all real drama must be rooted in the soil, the author traces the development of regional...

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Beginning with the thesis that all real drama must be rooted in the soil, the author traces the development of regional drama in the US in a sketchy and far from definitive study that will interest regional lore addicts more than dramatists. There is a background of Indian festivals and folk festivals and pageantry transplanted from other countries and become a part of regional history as each district from scant and unrealistic beginnings has gradually developed its own playwrights and drama:- New York, Pennsylvania, New England, the South, the Negro, the Creole, the Cajun, the Ozarks, the Great Lakes, the Rockies, the Pacific northwest, California, etc. Some of the spokesmen here discussed are Paul Green, Du Bose Heyward, Walden Stone, William Leonard, Joaquin Miller, and so on. Of limited interest.

Pub Date: Dec. 15, 1948

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Caxton

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Dec. 1, 1948