In this Book

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Donald Oenslager's working career spanned fifty years of the New York stage and during those years his influence extended across the country in the work of the many distinguished stage designers who had been his students at the Yale School of Drama. His autobiographical introduction to this book is, therefore, both a history of and a commentary on the theatre in New York from 1920 to the 1970s, and it admits us to the reflections of one of the most versatile artists who worked at the center of that development. This is a designer's book, and Donald Oenslager chose his subjects with a designer's eye. Over thirty-five productions are discussed in the light of the problems of interpretation and realization that they posed to the set designer. More than ninety illustrations illuminate Oenslager's mastery of the principles of design and his ability to exploit the technical possibilities of his theatre.

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  1. Cover
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  1. 02_Halftitle
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  1. 03_Fm01
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  1. Title Page
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  1. Copyright
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  1. Dedication
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  1. Contents
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  1. 08_ListofIll
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  1. Publisher’s Note
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  1. Foreword
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  1. Introduction
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  1. King Lear
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  1. The Ring of the Nibelungen
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  1. Sooner and Later
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  1. Pinwheel
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  1. Brand
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  1. L’Histoire du Soldat
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  1. The Searcher
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  1. Girl Crazy
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  1. The Emperor Jones
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  1. The Flying Dutchman
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  1. The Lady from the Sea
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  1. Dance with Your Gods
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  1. Tristan and Isolde
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  1. Anything Goes
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  1. Tapestry in Gray
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  1. Ten Million Ghosts
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  1. Sweet River
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  1. Red, Hot and Blue!
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  1. Johnny Johnson
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  1. You Can’t Take It With You
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  1. Le Pauvre Matelot
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  1. I’d Rather Be Right
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  1. Of Mice and Men
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  1. Otello
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  1. The Fabulous Invalid
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  1. The American Way
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  1. Prometheus Bound
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  1. The Old Foolishness
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  1. The Doctor’s Dilemma
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  1. Job
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  1. As You Like It
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  1. Pygmalion
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  1. Born Yesterday
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  1. The Abduction from the Seraglio
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  1. Land’s End
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  1. The Leading Lady
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  1. Life With Mother
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  1. The Temporary Mrs. Smith
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  1. The Beautiful Galatea
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  1. Dido and Aeneas
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  1. Coriolanus
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  1. The Ballad of Baby Doe
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  1. Major Barbara
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  1. Mary Stuart
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  1. “J. B.”
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  1. Orfeo
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  1. A Call on Kuprin
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  1. First Love
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  1. Tosca
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  1. A Masked Ball
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  1. Antigone
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  1. Don Carlos
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  1. Projects Designed by Donald Oenslager
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  1. Productions Designed by Donald Oenslager
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  1. Index
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780819577870
Related ISBN
9780819550255
MARC Record
OCLC
1196079447
Launched on MUSE
2020-09-29
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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