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Angels within the American Theater: consumers, Patronage, and Philanthropy examines the numerous roles that theater consumers have performed in shaping and constructing theater within the usa. simply because field workplace source of revenue infrequently covers the price of creation, different assets are important. Angels—financial traders and backers—have an immense impression on what occurs on degree, frequently selecting with the facility and effect in their cash what's conceived, produced, and played. yet despite their effect, little or no has been written approximately those philanthropists.

 

Composed of 16 essays and fifteen illustrations, Angels within the American Theater explores not just how donors turned angels but in addition their backgrounds, motivations, guidelines, boundaries, aid, and successes and screw ups. matters diversity from millionaires Otto Kahn and the Lewisohn sisters to beginning giants Ford, Rockefeller, Disney, and transparent Channel. the 1st e-book to target theater philanthropy, Angels within the American Theater employs either a ancient and a chronological layout and makes a speciality of person consumers, foundations, and corporations.

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17. Alvin H. Reiss, Culture and Company: A Critical Study of an Improbable Alliance (New York: Twayne, 1972), 17. 18. , 69. 19. McCarthy, “Cultural Patronage,” 16. 20. National Endowment for the Arts, “United States Funds the Arts,” 13. 21. Quoted in Reiss, Culture and Company, 82 22. bcainc. html (accessed October 10, 2005). 23. Quoted in W. M. , The Arts and Public Policy in the United States (Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1984), 133. 24. Quoted in McCarthy, “Cultural Patronage,” 15. 25.

Morgan, Arthur, and the rest of the paid company, on the other hand, were concerned with their own livelihoods and the potential loss of audience in the year’s absence. The Lewisohns prevailed, but they paid the staff’s salaries and kept the school open during the dark season. Occasional disagreements aside, all four women worked together as an administrative collective, in what Kenneth Macgowan called in 1929 “our one thoroughly feminist theatre”11—from the first full-length production of a play at Henry Street in 1912 until 1927, encompassing the full span of the American Little Theater Movement.

Percy Hammond, “Affairs of the Theater in News and Comment,” Chicago Daily Tribune, December 24, 1911. 26. Alexander Woollcott, “Second Thoughts on First Nights,” New York Times, April 25, 1920. 27. Sheldon Cheney, “At Last America Subsidizes the Theatre,” New York Times, March 20, 1927. See also Emilie Hapgood to Kahn, c. February 1914, and Lee W. Haggin to Otto Kahn, April 26, 1916, Kahn Papers. Additionally, see Joyce Meeks Anderson, “Otto H. D. , Kent State University, 1983), 63, 72, 84. 28.

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