Furious Improvisation

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

by Susan Quinn

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

Purchase Featured Book

Title
Furious Improvisation
Subtitle
How the WPA and a Cast of Thousands Made High Art Out of Desperate Times
Author
Susan Quinn

Your purchase helps support NPR Programming. How?

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.