Oliver Smith: A Bio-Bibliography

Hardcover | December 1, 1993

byThomas J. Mikotowicz

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This reference provides a complete and concise record of the life and work of Oliver Smith, one of the foremost set designers of modern American theater. Narrative sections of the volume discuss Smith's career and life. Additional chapters document and analyze Smith's scenography from 1941 to the present, with special emphasis on exemplary productions and on his role in the development of American scene design. Chapters on ballet, musicals, plays, operas, and movie musicals contain entries for particular productions. Each entry explores the significance of a particular production. An appendix lists productions in chronological order and provides entry numbers to assist the reader in locating information in the book. An annotated bibliography of works by and about Smith provides additional information, and an index provides a means of accessing topics alphabetically. This bio-bibliography is a complete and concise record of the life and work of Oliver Smith, one of the foremost set designers of modern American theater.

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This reference provides a complete and concise record of the life and work of Oliver Smith, one of the foremost set designers of modern American theater. Narrative sections of the volume discuss Smith's career and life. Additional chapters document and analyze Smith's scenography from 1941 to the present, with special emphasis on exemp...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:264 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:December 1, 1993Publisher:GREENWOOD PRESS INC.

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ISBN - 10:0313287090

ISBN - 13:9780313287091

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?This latest volume in a significant series of bio-bibliographies in the performing arts focuses on one of the foremost set designers of the modern American theater. Mikotowicz treats his subject with deserved dignity, respect, and celebration in an introductory essay. Major professional theaters, as well as collections on theater history, will be enhanced by inclusion of this title. It is a sound contribution to the history and documentation of American theater.??ARBA 95