Furious Improvisation

How the WPA and a Cast of Thousands Made High Art Out of Desperate Times

by Susan Quinn

Furious Improvisation

Hardcover, 325 pages, St Martins Pr, List Price: $25.99 | purchase

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Book Summary

A history of the WPA's Federal Theater Project in the 1930s traces the role of project leader Hallie Flanagan in transforming the Roosevelt administration relief effort into a platform for some of performing art's most inventive and controversial achievements. 25,000 first printing.

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