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The following sources are recommended by a professor whose research specialty is the American Federal Theatre project.


Six Superlative Sources

· Buttitia, Tony, and Barry Witham. Uncle Sam Presents: A Memoir of the Federal Theatre, 1935-1939. University of Pennsylvania Press, 1982.

· Craig, Elizabeth Quita. Black Drama of the Federal Theatre Era. University of Massachusetts Press, 1980.

· DeHart Mathews, Jane. The Federal Theatre, 1935-1939: Plays, Relief, and Politics. Princeton University Press, 1967.

· Flanagan, Hallie. Arena. Duell, Sloan, and Pearce, 1940.

· Fraden, Rena. Blueprints for a Black Federal Theatre, 1935-1939. Cambridge University Press, 1994.

· O'Connor, John, and Lorraine Brown, eds. Free, Adult, Uncensored: The Living History of the Federal Theatre Project. New Republic, 1978.

Other Excellent Sources

· Duffy, Susan. The Political Left in the American Theatre of the 1930's: A Bibliographic Sourcebook. Scarecrow Press, 1992.

· Goldstein, Malcolm. The Political Stage: American Drama and the Theatre of the Great Depression. Oxford University, 1974.

· Himelstein, Morgan. Drama Was a Weapon. New Rutgers University, 1963.

· Kruger, Loren. The National Stage: Theatre and Cultural Legitimation in England, France, and America. University of Chicago Press, 1992.

· Library of Congress, Manuscript Division. The Federal Theatre Project Collection. Library of Congress, 1987.

· McDonald, William F. Federal Relief Administration and the Arts. Ohio State University, 1969.

· O'Hara, Michael. Federal Theatre's "Androcles and The Lion": Shaw in Black and White. Shaw: The Annual of Bernard Shaw Studies 19 (1999): 129-148.

· O'Hara, Michael. "Arms and the Man" and Federal Theatre: Love and War in Troubled Times. Shaw: The Annual of Bernard Shaw Studies 14 (1994): 145-152.

· O'Hara, Michael. "Class of '29" and the American Dream. American Drama 3 (fall 93): 17-30.

· O'Hara, Michael. "On the Rocks" and the Federal Theatre Project. Shaw: The Annual of Bernard Shaw Studies 12 (1992): 87-95.

· Rabkin, Gerald. Drama and Commitment: Politics in American Theatre of the Thirties. Indiana University, 1964.

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