© 2012

Stage Designers in Early Twentieth-Century America

Artists, Activists, Cultural Critics

  • Authors

Part of the Palgrave Studies in Theatre and Performance History book series (PSTPH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Christin Essin
    Pages 1-15
  3. Christin Essin
    Pages 17-49
  4. Christin Essin
    Pages 51-91
  5. Christin Essin
    Pages 93-130
  6. Christin Essin
    Pages 131-165
  7. Christin Essin
    Pages 167-200
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 201-264

About this book


By casting designers as authors, cultural critics, activists, entrepreneurs, and global cartographers, Essin tells a story about scenic images on the page, stage, and beyond that helped American audiences see the everyday landscapes and exotic destinations from a modern perspective.


America cultural history design history history of literature landscape landscapes nation stage

About the authors

Christin Essin is Assistant Professor of Theatre and Theatre History at Vanderbilt University, USA.

Bibliographic information


"The originality of this lucid study by Essin is how she places that aesthetic movement in a broader cultural context . . . Essin's research is thorough, her writing is engaging, and her insights are rewarding. Summing Up: Recommended. For all academic, general, and professional/practitioner audiences." - CHOICE