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A Gambler’s Instinct
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A Gambler’s Instinct offers a rare glimpse of one of the first female producers in American theater. Active in the Group Theatre, the Actors Studio, and on Broadway, her success with Tennessee Williams plays and the musicals of Kurt Weill and Marc Blitzstein, among others, highlight her persistence and expertise.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Book Title
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  1. Copyright Page
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  1. Contents
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. xi-xiii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xv-xvii
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  1. Part One: Lighting the Fire, 1902-1936
  2. p. 1
  1. 1. Three Brothers and a Sister
  2. pp. 3-10
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  1. 2. Signs of a Calling
  2. pp. 11-22
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  1. 3. The Producer's Apprentice
  2. pp. 23-39
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  1. 4. Raising the Roof
  2. pp. 40-56
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  1. Part Two: Doors to Everywhere, 1937-1961
  2. p. 57
  1. 5. Dizzy Spells
  2. pp. 59-67
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  1. 6. No Wooden Nickels
  2. pp. 68-82
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  1. 7. Producers in Skirts
  2. pp. 83-102
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  1. Gallery of Illustrations
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  1. 8. Musical Adventures
  2. pp. 103-116
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  1. 9. The Oyster Bed
  2. pp. 117-129
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  1. 10. Four by Tenn
  2. pp. 130-148
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  1. Part Three: A Tattered Ensign, 1962-1986
  2. p. 149
  1. 11. Who's Minding the Store?
  2. pp. 151-169
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  1. 12. Dreams Deferred
  2. pp. 170-191
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  1. Postscript
  2. pp. 193-198
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  1. Abbreviations
  2. p. 201
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 203-224
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  1. Selected Bibliography
  2. pp. 225-230
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 231-243
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  1. Author Bio
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  1. Series Statement
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  1. Other Books in the Theater in the Americas Series
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  1. Back Cover
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