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Bigger, Brighter, Louder 150 Years of Chicago Theater As Seen by "Chicago Tribune" Critics

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ISBN-10: 022605926X

ISBN-13: 9780226059266

Edition: 2013

Authors: Chris Jones

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The first known Chicago Tribune theater review appeared on March 25, 1853. An anonymous notice, it shared the page with two other announcements—one about a pair of thousand-pound hogs set to be slaughtered and another trumpeting the largest load of lumber ever to leave Chicago. “And thus Chicago’s priorities were starkly laid out right there on that page,” begins Chris Jones in the introduction to this new collection. “Hog butcher for the world and windy self-promoter, specializing in commerce-driven superlatives. The arts came a poor third. Critics would rail against that perceived set of civic priorities for years."The Chicago of today, on the other hand, is regarded as one of the world’s…    
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Book details

List price: $30.00
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 10/4/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 376
Size: 6.18" wide x 9.25" long x 1.01" tall
Weight: 1.408
Language: English

Chicago Tribune drama critics
Introduction: "The Theatre." March 25, 1853
"Jefferson's 'Rip Van Winkle,'"
"The Blondes"
"A Doll's House." March 9, 1890
"The Wizard of Oz." June 17, 1902
"Mr. Blue Beard"
"Iroquois Theater Fire." December 31, 1903
"The Melting Pot." December 16, 1908
"Make It Loud for Chicago, Managers Tell Their Players"
"Music and the Drama: Still the 'Rural Drama,'" Percy Hammond, May 7, 1910
"The Little Theater Begins Its Adventure"
"Roosevelt Skips Banquet to See Hull House Play." December 10, 1912
"Under False Pretenses"
"Beulah Annan Awaits Stork, Murder Trial"
"Chicago," f. d., September 12, 1927
"Tobacco Road"
"Waiting for Lefty"
"Voodoo Macbeth"
"Wilder's 'Doll's House,'" Charles Collins, December 5, 1937
"The Swing Mikado"
"Our Town"
"Romeo and Juliet"
"Porgy and Bess"
"Abie's Irish Rose"
"Early to Bed"
"The Glass Menagerie"
"Follow the Girls"
"All My Sons"
"Miller Responds"
"The Firefly"
"A Streetcar Named Desire"
"When an Audience Boos and Demands Its Money Back-How Bad Can Opera Get?"
"Theater Needs a Present as Well as a Past to Have a Future"
"Detective Story"
"Private Lives"
"South Pacific"
"The Rose Tattoo"
"Actor Keane Speaks Up; Assails Tribune Critic." January 26, 1951
"Williams and Mielziner Make Some Theater Suggestions"
"The Fig Leaf"
"Producer Takes Issue on How Plays Should Be Welcomed"
"The Coming of Bildad"
"The Children's Hour"
"Amplifying Theater for Chicago Piece, with Sights on the Moon"
"Anniversary Waltz"
"Waiting for Godot"
"Are Broadway's Leftovers Enough or Shall We Try Rolling Our Own?"
"Long Day's Journey Into Night"
"IBM Critic, or How to Talk Yourself Out of a Perfectly Good Job"
"A Raisin in the Sun"
"A Glance at the Past, Present and Future of Chicago Cafes"
"Too Many Hats"
"The Millionairess"
"'Camelot' and Other Road Shows"
"The Brig"
"The Cassidy Years"
"Tears Flowing over the State of the Theater"
"Albee and His Mother Discuss His Writing"
"Loop No Longer Has Monopoly on Theater"
"Animal Farm"
"The Body Politic Exciting, Maybe Revolutionary"
"Tennessee Williams-a Theater Orpheus Who Looked Back"
"Tennessee Williams's 'Outcry,'"
"The Night They Shot Harry Lindsey with a 155 mm. Howitzer and Blamed It on Zebras"
"Sexual Perversity in Chicago"
"Beyond the Horizon"
"American Buffalo"
"The Loveliest Afternoon of the Year" and "The Dumb Waiter"
"Bleacher Bums"
"The Woods"
"The Glass Menagerie"
"True West"
"In the Belly of the Beast: Letters from Prison"
"Glengarry Glen Ross"
"Never the Sinner"
"King Henry V"
"The Grapes of Wrath"
"Marvin's Room"
"The Producers"
"Pacific Overtures"
"Long Day's Journey Into Night"
"Gem of the Ocean"
"August: Osage County"
"A Steady Rain,"
"Our Town,"
"Clybourne Park,"
"The Iceman Cometh,"