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Author Rhoads, Jane Glotfelty.

Title Kansas opera houses : actors & community events 1855-1925 / Jane Glotfelty Rhoads.

Imprint Newton, Kan. : printed by Mennonite Press, c2008.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Kansas Collection  792.509 R346k 2008    ---  Lib Use Only
 Eureka Non-Fiction  792.509 Rho    ---  Available
 Parsons Kansas Collection  KS 792.509 R474    ---  Available
 Pittsburg 2nd Fl Kansas Collection  K 792.50 Rho    ---  Available
1 copy being processed for Axe Acquisitions Order.
Description ix, 158 p. : ill., photos. ; 31 cm.
Series Kansas Notable Book ; 2010.
Summary This book highlights the importance of Kansas' opera houses to the cultural and social development of Kansas during the last half of the 19th century and the early part of the 20th century. The types of civic and cultural entertainments that occurred in these structures and the actors who graced their stages are discussed. A detailed listing of 900 opera houses located in more than 400 Kansas communities and the activities that were held there, from high school graduations to political rallies, illustrate how the buildings were a focal point of town life.
Source NBK 3/9 PPL
Awards A Kansas Notable Book, 2010
Subject Theaters -- Kansas -- History.
Historic buildings -- Kansas.
Entertainment events -- Kansas -- History.
Community life -- Kansas -- 19th century.
Community life -- Kansas -- 20th century.
Actors -- Kansas.
Entertainers -- Kansas.
Kansas -- Buildings, structures, etc. -- History.
Kansas -- Social life and customs -- 19th century.
Kansas -- Social life and customs -- 20th century.
ISBN 9780982205044 (pbk.)

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