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Scholars Day: April 7, 2010

Magic, Exotics, and a Little Bit of Leg: Popular Entertainment in Nineteenth Century America

American Theatre in the nineteenth century, as is true in the twenty-first had competition for the public dollar from a variety of forms of entertainment from the technologically clever to the bizarre. A grasp of the nature of these entertainment forms lends insight into the choices made in the legitimate theatre, from popular performers, scenic technique and styles of acting to choices made by successful producers. Presentations on a variety of entertainment forms from this time period will explore how they were devised, publicized and produced.

Presenters: Sara Balcom (Undergraduate Student)
Caroline Boron (Undergraduate Student)
Rael Brown (Undergraduate Student)
Vincent Carbone (Undergraduate Student)
Clayton Cole (Undergraduate Student)
Jeremy Dominik (Undergraduate Student)
P Gibson Ralph (Faculty)
Tyler Scoville (Undergraduate Student)
Nicole Vierthaler (Undergraduate Student)
Topic: Theatre
Location: 216 Hartwell
Time: 9 am (Session I)