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Sean P. Holmes is deputy head and faculty member in the School of Arts at Brunel University in London. Holmes_Weavers text.indd 223 12/7/12 8:29 AM The University of Illinois Press is a founding member of the Association of American University Presses. Composed in 10/13 Sabon LT Std by Celia Shapland at the University of Illinois Press Manufactured by Thomson-Shore, Inc. University of Illinois Press 1325 South Oak Street Champaign, IL 61820-6903 Holmes_Weavers text.indd 224 12/7/12 8:29 AM “A compelling story that needs to be told. This history of unionization within the theatrical profession provides crucial insights into theater management and the industrialization of the entertainment industry.” —Gillian M. Rodger, author of Champagne Charlie and Pretty Jemima: Variety Theater in the Nineteenth Century “With active and engaging prose, this volume traces the history of the Actors’ Equity Association from latenineteenth century transformations in the theatrical industry. An excellent contribution to theater history, labor studies, American cultural studies, and gender studies.” —Kathryn J. Oberdeck, author of The Evangelist and the Impresario: Religion, Entertainment, and Cultural Politics in America, 1884-1914 9 7 8 0 2 5 2 0 3 7 4 8 1 9 0 0 0 0 ISBN: 978-0-252-03748-1 University of Illinois Press Urbana, Chicago, and Springfield Labor History / Theater History ...


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