Provincetown Volume I

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Author : Karen Christel Krahulik
ISBN : 9780814747612
Genre : History
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The story of the beguiling coastal town chronicles the early history of Provincetown as a mid-nineteenth-century colonial village to its current stature as a bustling gay tourist destination.
Category: History


Author : John Hardy Wright
ISBN : 0738589667
Genre : History
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On November 11, 1620, the Mayflower landed at the tip of Cape Cod, allowing the Pilgrims their first glimpse of America and their first contact with what was to become their new home. In the nearly four hundred years since their arrival, Provincetown, a charming and historic seaport town, has been an important port for fishing and whaling vessels, a favorite destination for vacationers, and a haven for those looking to make this unique community their home. Established in 1727, Provincetown first found prosperity in the trade and commerce of the fishing and whaling industries. At the turn of the twentieth century, however, the seaport's beguiling charms and innate beauty were discovered by artists and writers who flocked to the seashore in successive droves. The spirit and energy of these new yearround residents and seasonal creative individuals injected new life into the heart of the community. The more than two hundred blackand- white images in this delightful volume, most of which are from vintage postcards, chronicle the evolution of Provincetown--from the conception, building, and dedication of the Pilgrim Memorial Monument, America's tallest granite monument, to the activities of residents and tourists at work and play in the three neighborhoods of this enchanting Cape Cod town.
Category: History

Tennessee Williams In Provincetown

Author : Senior Labor Market Specialist David Kaplan, PhD
ISBN : 9781601824196
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Tennesse Williams in Provincetown is the story of Tennesse Williams' four summer seasons in Provincetown, Massachusetts: 1940, '41, '44 and '47. During that time he wrote plays, short stories, and jewel-like poems. In Provincetown Williams fell in love unguardedly for perhaps the only time in his life. He had his heart broken there, perhaps irraparably. The man he thought might replace his first lover tried to kill him there, or at least Williams thought so. Williams drank in Provincetown, he swam there, and he took conga lessons there. He was poor and then rich there; he was photographed naked and clothed there. He was unknown and then famous--and throughout it all Williams wrote every morning. The list of plays Williams worked on in Provincetown include The Glass Menagerie, A Streetcar Named Desire, Summer and Smoke, the beginnings of The Night of the Iguana and Suddenly Last Summer, and an abandoned autobiographical play set in Provincetown, The Parade. Tennessee Williams in Provincetown collects original interviews, journals, letters, photographs, accounts from previous biographies, newspapers from the period, and Williams' own writing to establish how the time Williams spent in Provincetown shaped him for the rest of his life. The book identifies major themes in Williams' work that derive from his experience in Provincetown, in particular the necessity of recollection given the short season of love. The book also connects Williams mature theatrical experiments to his early friendships with Jackson Pollack, Lee Krasner and the German performance artist Valeska Gert. Tennessee Williams in Provincetown, based on several years of extensive research and interviews, includes previously unpublished photographs, previously unpublished poetry, and anecdotes by those who were there.

Provincetown Massachusetts Cemetery Inscriptions

Author : Lurana Higgins Cook
ISBN : WISC:89067489278
Genre : Cemeteries
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This compilation of Cape Cod records consists of complete transcriptions of about 4,000 gravestones from three of the four oldest cemeteries in Provincetown, Massachusetts, as well as a study of smallpox burials there. The inscriptions have been retained in lot groupings to aid researchers, and where stones were difficult to read they have been checked against vital records of the town for accuracy. "These three cemeteries have a total of over 900 lots and over 4000 burials and often span three generations of families. Each cemetery's contents are recorded by lot numbers in a separate part of this volume and each part is indexed by names of persons, places and ships; all citations are to lot numbers. Lot maps of the three large cemeteries are also included for reference."
Category: Cemeteries

Women Writers Of The Provincetown Players

Author : Judith E. Barlow
ISBN : 1438427905
Genre : Drama
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Thirteen short plays by women that were originally produced by the Provincetown Players.
Category: Drama

The Provincetown Players And The Playwrights Theatre 1915 1922

Author : Edna Kenton
ISBN : 0786417781
Genre : Performing Arts
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The feminist writer and editor Edna Kenton (1876ndash;1954) was elected to the Executive Committee of the Provincetown Players by 1916. This theatrical company, first to present the plays of Eugene O'Neill, rebelled against the commercialism of Broadway and gave unrecognized dramatists the opportunity to experiment. Kenton was a great admirer of company leader George Cram Cook, and when Cook died in Greece in the early 1920s, Kenton dedicated herself to upholding his vision of a Dionysian ideal in American theater. This is Kenton's original history of the influential theatre, from the first seasons at Provincetown in 1915 and 1916, to the final New York season in 1922. This invaluable eyewitness account has been edited from the most complete and latest version of Kenton's text, with consultation of earlier incomplete versions. Kenton transcribed many playbills into the text, and included others whole between the pages; the latter are included as illustrations. An appendix reprints Kenton's two periodical articles about the Provincetown Players and articles from the New York Herald, the Boston Globe, and the Boston Evening Transcript, as well as other memories of the Provincetown Players, including those of Marsden Hartley, Nina Moise, M. Eleanor Fitzgerald, and Djuna Barnes.
Category: Performing Arts

The Provincetown Players

Author : Robert Károly Sarlós
ISBN : OCLC:5142181
Genre : Theater
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From Paris To Provincetown

Author : Blanche Lazzell
ISBN : UOM:39015054274736
Genre : Art
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Essay by Barbara Stern Shapiro.
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That Summer In Provincetown

Author : Caroline Vu
ISBN : 1771830352
Genre : AIDS (Disease)
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This story follows three generations of a Vietnamese family as they struggle through major events of the 20th century. From the War of Independence against the French colonial power to the Vietnam War, the novel depicts a family's resilience in the face of tragedy, as told through the voice of a young girl attempting to understand family scandals within an historical context. At the novel's core is the death from AIDS in the early 1980s of the narrator's half French, half Vietnamese cousin Daniel, a beautiful rebel who is stricken down following a summer escapade in Provincetown. His family of three generations of physicians cannot bear to call the disease by its true name. Daniel dies alone in his Montreal hospital room.
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Paul Robeson

Author : Martin Duberman
ISBN : 9781497635364
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The remarkable life of Paul Robeson, quintessential Harlem Renaissance man: scholar, all-American, actor, activist, and firebrand Born the son of an ex-slave in New Jersey in 1898, Paul Robeson, endowed with multiple gifts, seemed destined for fame. In his youth, he was as tenacious in the classroom as he was on the football field. After graduating from Rutgers with high honors, he went on to earn a law degree at Columbia. Soon after, he began a stage and film career that made him one of the country’s most celebrated figures. But it was not to last. Robeson became increasingly vocal about defending black civil rights and criticizing Western imperialism, and his radical views ran counter to the country’s evermore conservative posture. During the McCarthy period, Robeson’s passport was lifted, he was denounced as a traitor, and his career was destroyed. Yet he refused to bow. His powerful and tragic story is emblematic of the major themes of twentieth-century history. Martin Duberman’s exhaustive biography is the result of years of research and interviews, and paints a portrait worthy of its incredible subject and his improbable story. Duberman uses primary documents to take us deep into Robeson’s life, giving Robeson the due that he so richly deserves.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Provincetown Plays First Series

Author : Eugene O'Neill
ISBN : 0353575755
Genre : History
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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.
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The Matin E Murders

Author : Jeannette de Beauvoir
ISBN : 173405333X
Genre : Fiction
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It's the Provincetown International Film Festival, and wedding planner Sydney Riley has scored a coup: her inn is hosting the wedding of the year. The town is overflowing with celebrities. When Sydney opens a forbidden door in the mysterious Whaler's Wharf, she discovers the body of a producer-and a legion of unanswered questions.
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The Provincetown Players

Author : Provincetown Players
ISBN : UCSC:32106013460255
Genre : Performing Arts
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'In the region of Washington Square or Greenwich Village, or ... among the sand dunes of Cape Cod we must look for the real birthplace of the New American Drama.' So William Archer, first translator of Ibsen and the most influential critic of his day, acclaimed the Provincetown Players. This anthology brings together for the first time the best of the plays that merited his accolade. Founded by George Cram Cook and Susan Glaspell, the Provincetown Players was the first theatre group to generate an indigenous American drama. Modern American theatre would not exist in its present form but for the example set by the plays in this volume. Among the celebrated playwrights launched by the group were Eugene O'Neill, Susan Glaspell, Djuna Barnes, Edna St Vincent Millay, and Wallace Stevens. Exploiting uniquely American themes while making use of European avantgarde models established by the theatre artists Max Reinhardt, Jacques Copeau and Edward Gordon Grain, the Provincetown Players set the scene for playwrights such as Arthur Miller, Edward Albee and Marsha Norman. Experimental in stagecraft and subject matter, yet realistic in capturing the spirit of America, these plays deserve their place at the forefront of American drama.
Category: Performing Arts

Beyond The Frontier

Author : E. Ethelbert Miller
ISBN : 1574780174
Genre : Poetry
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A collection of 354 works of African American poetry, compiled from 175 contributors covering such topics as social struggles, love, and solitude.
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