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McNamara, Brooks

Overview
Works: 79 works in 185 publications in 2 languages and 8,708 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Juvenile works  Fiction  Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Exhibition catalogs  Pictorial works  Documentary films  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: NA6830, 725.822
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Brooks McNamara
 
Most widely held works by Brooks McNamara
Step right up by Brooks McNamara( Book )

10 editions published between 1976 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,058 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here is the fascinating though ofttimes shady history of the medicine show, an American show-business institution that dispensed hoopla and nostrums to a credulous clientele. When medicine shows died out, the nation lost one of its most rollicking entertainments
The American playhouse in the eighteenth century by Brooks McNamara( Book )

14 editions published between 1968 and 1969 in 3 languages and held by 1,002 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plays from the contemporary American theater by Brooks McNamara( Book )

14 editions published between 1988 and 2002 in English and held by 730 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of contemporary American plays
Theatres, spaces, environments : eighteen projects by Brooks McNamara( Book )

10 editions published in 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Shuberts of Broadway : a history drawn from the collections of the Shubert Archive by Brooks McNamara( Book )

5 editions published between 1990 and 1996 in English and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American popular entertainments : jokes, monologues, bits, and sketches( Book )

5 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inside the minstrel mask : readings in nineteenth-century blackface minstrelsy( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The blackface minstrel show occupies a central and contested space in the history of American popular culture. Its imitations and parodies helped shape society's perceptions of African Americans - and of women - and made their mark on national identity, policymaking decisions, and other entertainment forms such as vaudeville, burlesque, the revue, and, eventually, film, radio, and television. Gathered here are rare primary materials - including firsthand accounts of minstrel shows, minstrelsy guides, jokes, sketches, and sheet music - and the best of contemporary scholarship
Plays from the contemporary British theater( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction by Brooks McNamara - What the Butler Saw by Joe Orton; The Changing Room by David Storey; Plenty by David Hare; Betrayal by Harold Pinter; and Pack of Lies by Hugh Whitemore
The Drama review : thirty years of commentary on the avant-garde by Brooks McNamara( Book )

6 editions published between 1986 and 1991 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The New York concert saloon : the devil's own nights by Brooks McNamara( Book )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this book Brooks McNamara explores the world of the concert saloon in New York from the Civil War to the early years of the twentieth century. A concert saloon is defined as an establishment offering various kinds of entertainment, including alcohol, with some also providing gambling and prostitution. All of these saloons employed "waiter girls" to sell drinks and sit with male customers, and all had bad reputations. Focusing on the theatrical aspects of the concert saloon, McNamara examines the sources of saloon shows, the changes in direction during the century, and the performing spaces and equipment, as well as the employees and patrons
Gower Champion : dance and American musical theatre by David Payne-Carter( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Day of jubilee : the great age of public celebrations in New York, 1788-1909 : illustrated from the collections of the Museum of the City of New York by Brooks McNamara( Book )

6 editions published between 1977 and 1997 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although public celebrations take place outside of the playhouse, they are often loosely scripted, stage-managed, and performed by enormous casts - with an entire city as stage and auditorium. McNamara examines the evolution of the broad themes of popular pageantry, and the effects of the growing and changing population on these events. Through contemporary accounts and illustrations, readers can experience the excitement of Lafayette's visit, the debut of Jenny Lind, and the first St. Patrick's Day parade
The Merry Muldoons and the brighteyes affair by Brooks McNamara( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two children and their father must hastily abandon their vaudville act in the Bowery when a dangerous thug chases them across the New York countryside to recover a cache of diamonds
Village radicals, new Americans, boom, and crash( Visual )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program examines the cultural changes of the early 20th century using theater as a mirror, to reveal the ongoing development of American culture and society's artistic aspirations. Through archival footage and expert interviews this film examines topics such as the impact of immigrants in drama; the blossoming of ethnic theater; the role of the American Laboratory Theatre; the influence of the Greenwich Village Theatre and the Provincetown Players; and the works of Eugene O'Neill
Prelude and first curtains( Visual )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Brooks McNamara, expert on 19th-century theater at New York University, theater historian and author Mary Henderson, playwright Michael Dinwiddie, and New York City historian George Thompson examine the efforts at theater-making in America from the 1750s to the eve of the Civil War. Among the topics discussed are actor training; the stage careers of Ira Aldridge, Edwin Forrest, and William Macready; the African Theater Company; the Astor Place Opera House riots; and issues such as immigration and segregation"--Films on Demand website
The tragedian, the rebel, the prince( Visual )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Second in a six-part series tracing the history of stage drama and the American imagination from pre-Revolutionary days to the late 20th century, through expert interviews and archival images. This segment focuses on the Booth family to evaluate their impact on American theater and to create an image of Victorian American culture. Brooks McNamara, expert on 19th-century theater at New York University, and theater historian and author Mary Henderson delve into the careers of actor Julius Brutus Booth, Sr.; notorius assassin John Wilkes Booth; and actor Edwin Booth, America's first great Hamlet and possibly the most important American actor of the 19th century
From apprenticeship to the academy( Visual )

5 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brooks McNamara, expert on 19th-century theater at New York University, and theater historian and author Mary Henderson plot out three crucial transitions in American culture between 1875 and 1914: for budding actors, a shift from apprenticeship to academy-oriented training at centers such as The American Academy of Dramatic Arts; for playwrights, a progression from surface realism to the earliest form of American naturalism; and for America, a change in sensibilities that paved the way for the global, technocentric society of the 20th century. The program also outlines the contributions of impresario David Belasco and the phenomenon of Sarah Bernhardt in the U.S
Edwin Booth's legacy : treasures from the Hampden-Booth theatre collection at the Players by Players (Club)( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tyranny of documents : the performing arts historian as film noir detective : essays dedicated to Brooks McNamara( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Doylestown : the county seat of Bucks County, Pennsylvania by Ed Ludwig( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Inside the minstrel mask : readings in nineteenth-century blackface minstrelsy
Alternative Names
Brooks McNamara American academic

Mac Namara Brooks

MacNamara Brooks

MacNamara, Brooks 1937-

Mc Namara Brooks

Mc Namara, Brooks 1937-

McNamara, Brooks 1936-2009

Languages
English (110)

German (1)

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Plays from the contemporary American theaterInside the minstrel mask : readings in nineteenth-century blackface minstrelsyPlays from the contemporary British theaterThe New York concert saloon : the devil's own nightsGower Champion : dance and American musical theatreDay of jubilee : the great age of public celebrations in New York, 1788-1909 : illustrated from the collections of the Museum of the City of New YorkDoylestown : the county seat of Bucks County, Pennsylvania