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Henderson, Mary C. 1928-2012

Overview
Works: 34 works in 112 publications in 2 languages and 6,149 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Pictorial works  Portraits  Documentary films  Miscellanea  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Author, Editor, zxx, Narrator, Speaker
Classifications: PN2221, 792.0973
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Mary C Henderson
Theater in America : 200 years of plays, players, and productions by Mary C Henderson( Book )

17 editions published between 1986 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the history of American theater, evaluates trends in playwriting, analyzes the economic structure of the theater, and examines stagecraft and playhouse designs
The city and the theatre : New York playhouses from Bowling Green to Times Square by Mary C Henderson( Book )

17 editions published between 1973 and 2004 in English and held by 1,037 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Remarkably well researched and immensely entertaining, this definitive history of theater in New York City spans more than three centuries and relates the development of theater to the social, political, economic, and cultural climate of the time. Readers learn that it was in 1699 that a petition was first made for a license to perform plays in Manhattan and that 30 years later the first theater opened in Manhattan. From colonial New York, the story continues through the 20th century to the birth, and rebirth, of the theater district in Times Square and the revitalization of 42nd Street in the mid-1990s. An A to Z listing of every Broadway theater ever to exist is also included. Each listing features a photograph or illustration of the theater, its address, the architect, the opening production, historical information, and, if applicable, when the theater was demolished
Mielziner : master of modern stage design by Mary C Henderson( Book )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 865 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jo Mielziner (1901-76) was the most highly acclaimed scenic and lighting designer of the American theatre of the twentieth century. Spanning some five decades, his unusually long career coincided with the flowering of modern theatre in the United States, with the result that he designed many of its most famous productions. So protean were Mielziner's talents that in some years during Broadway's peak, in a single season more than a half-dozen hit shows bore his scenery on the boards." "Mielziner: Master of Modern Stage Design, authorized by the Mielziner estate and published in association with The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, is illustrated with sketches and fully rendered designs never previously published, and graced with a foreword by former New York Times theatre critic Frank Rich, this book provides a long-overdue, definitive account of Mielziner's life and work as the preeminent theatre artist of his time."--Jacket
Broadway ballyhoo : the American theater seen in posters, photographs, magazines, caricatures, and programs by Mary C Henderson( Book )

8 editions published in 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of 42nd Street : the theaters, shows, characters, and scandals of the world's most notorious street by Mary C Henderson( Book )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From its humble beginnings as a small parcel of colonial farmland surrounded by underbrush, rock encrustations, and hills, Forty-second Street rose to be the most important entertainment center in the United States, making its name synonymous with flashing marquees, tabloid scandals, fame and betrayal." "Once motion pictures and television became the preferred means of entertainment for most Americans after the Second World War, Forty-second Street entered a period of rapid decline. Thankfully, with the help of theatre foundations, private donations and public money, Forty-second Street finally received the spark it desperately needed in the late 1980s, renewing itself and reclaiming its rightful reputation as the theatre capitol." "With archival images documenting its heyday, decay, and reconstruction, theatre historians Henderson and Greene givey ou the unadultrated history and inside scoop behind the theaters, actors, producers, characters and productions that wrote a story like no other: the story of Forty-second Street."--Jacket
The New Amsterdam : the biography of a Broadway theatre by Mary C Henderson( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stars on stage : Eileen Darby & Broadway's Golden Age : photographs 1940-1964 by Eileen Darby( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Darby photographed more than six hundred shows during her career, and her portfolio has become the definitive photographic record of theatrical history. Stars on Stage is the culmination of Darby's work during the theater's golden age and includes dozens of previously unseen pictures of stars such as Lucille Ball, Montgomery Clift, Marlene Dietrich, Bette Davis, and Gregory Peck, as well as the people who created the shows, including Rodgers and Hammerstein, George Abbott, Irving Berlin, and Anita Loos." "With an overview of the theatrical period by John Lahr and a biographical portrait of Darby and her work by Mary Henderson, Stars on Stage is one of the most dynamic books on this period of American culture."--Jacket
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
Village radicals, new Americans, boom, and crash( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program analyzes the cultural changes that occurred during the early 20th century, the golden age of American mainstream theater. Topics include the impact of immigrants on the emerging voices in drama, the blossoming of ethnic theater, the role of the American Laboratory Theater, the influence of the Greenwich Village Theatre and the Provincetown Players, and the works of Eugene O'Neill, including Beyond the Horizon, Long Day's Journey into Night, and The Iceman Cometh
The Tragedian, the rebel, the prince( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 the most important American actor of the 19th century
From Apprenticeship to the Academy( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 14 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
American theatre by Mary C Henderson( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Performing arts resources : volume six( Book )

3 editions published between 1978 and 1981 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The theatre and the city : a study of the evolution of the theatrical district in the urbanization of New York by Mary C Henderson( )

3 editions published between 1972 and 1985 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[International collections] : Performing arts resources, volume four( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jo Mielziner and the theatre of his time by Mary C Henderson( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Star wars : the magic of myth by Mary S Henderson( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An illustrated guide to the mythological, cultural and historical impact of the Star Wars phenomenon. Companion to the Star Wars exhibition at the National Air and Space Museum
Teatro norteamericano( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in Spanish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The city and the theatre : New York playhouses from Bowling Green to Times SquareMielziner : master of modern stage designThe story of 42nd Street : the theaters, shows, characters, and scandals of the world's most notorious streetThe New Amsterdam : the biography of a Broadway theatreStars on stage : Eileen Darby & Broadway's Golden Age : photographs 1940-1964Star wars : the magic of myth