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Dangerous Theatre

The Federal Theatre Project as a Forum for New Plays

George Kazacoff

Dangerous Theatre records the activities of the various organizations of the Federal Theatre Project involved with fostering the writing and production of new plays during the FTP's existence (1935-39). It presents a comprehensive and thorough picture of how playwrights actually worked and how their work was received by general audiences and critics. A critical perspective is established explaining how, why, and to what extent the aims of the FTP with regard to promoting new plays were, or were not achieved.