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McNamara, Brooks

Overview
Works: 77 works in 186 publications in 2 languages and 8,748 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Educational films  Internet videos  Monologues (Drama)  Juvenile works  Fiction  Drama  Exhibition catalogs 
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 1,051 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 998 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

15 editions published between 1988 and 2002 in English and Undetermined 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 611 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 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

5 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 447 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 416 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 293 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 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

He paints a picture of a lively and theatrically fascinating environment, and his work sheds new light on our understanding of American popular theatre. The book contains informative illustrations and will be of interest to historians of theatre, popular culture, and American social history."--Jacket
Gower Champion : dance and American musical theatre by David Payne-Carter( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 260 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 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

. McNamara also traces the decline of the golden age of jubilees, highlighting such factors as rising costs to the City, increasing traffic congestion, and alternative popular entertainment. Readers will ask: Is our society too big and too complex for public performances of togetherness? And if so, have we found a better way to enact our appreciation of what we value?
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 148 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
The tragedian, the rebel, the prince( Visual )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 135 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
Prelude and first curtains( Visual )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 123 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
From Apprenticeship to the academy( Visual )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 111 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 (114)

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