A Guide to the Study of the United States of America

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Entertainment

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The distinction in this bibliography between "Entertainment" and "Sports and Recreation" is explained in the prefatory note to the latter. Within this section, drama (through the media of the stage, motion pictures, radio, and television) bulks as most important. That is so much the case that the section might almost be defined as various means and aspects of presenting drama. The concern here is with its performance and its implications. The more literary aspects are to be found in the Literature section of the bibliography.

It is to be regretted that so many of the books in these allied fields have been written in a popular fashion for a mass audience, while relatively few scholarly and reliable studies have appeared. Because the entertainment field has been dominated by individual personalities, there has been a parallel emphasis in the publication of a large number of biographies and autobiographies and relatively few survey or integrating studies. This relationship is also reflected in the selection, which is more biographical than for most other sections of this work.

It might be noted that subsections here interlock more extensively than may be immediately apparent. Not only do the people concerned, especially the performers, move more readily and frequently from one medium to another, but even much of the subject matter is carried over. In this way books become plays, then motion pictures, radioscripts, and finally television plays in a common sequence of evolution. However, the process may crisscross in almost any manner. Despite this, each has its own individuality and significance. The books involving overlapping subject matter have been arranged according to their dominant aspect, for most entertainers work predominantly (though not exclusively) through some one medium.

Although it is closely related to this section, musical entertainment has been left to the Music section,of which it is a more integral unit. By the same token, most books on radio and television appear under Communications. The few books on these subjects in this section are intended to represent the sizable entertainment, as distinct from the communication, aspects of these media. The emphasis throughout is on audience-directed activities, not activities with extensive audience participation.

General Works
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The American Stage
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—History
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—Criticism
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—Particular Stage Groups, Theaters, Movements, etc.
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—Biography: Actors and Actresses
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—Biography: Directors, Producers, etc.
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Motion Pictures
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—History
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—Special Aspects and Analyses
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—Biography: Actors and Actresses
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—Biography: Directors, Producers, etc.
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Other Forms of Entertainment
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—Radio and Television
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—The Dance in America
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—Vaudeville and Burlesque
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—Showboats, Circuses, etc.
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Chicago: "Entertainment," A Guide to the Study of the United States of America in Donald H. Mugridge, Blanche P. McCrum, and Roy P. Basler, a Guide to the Study of the United States of America (Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, 1960), P.672 673. Original Sources, accessed September 21, 2018, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=CQNH3CB857DZGI1.

MLA: . "Entertainment." A Guide to the Study of the United States of America, in Donald H. Mugridge, Blanche P. McCrum, and Roy P. Basler, a Guide to the Study of the United States of America (Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, 1960), P.672, page 673. Original Sources. 21 Sep. 2018. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=CQNH3CB857DZGI1.

Harvard: , 'Entertainment' in A Guide to the Study of the United States of America. cited in , Donald H. Mugridge, Blanche P. McCrum, and Roy P. Basler, a Guide to the Study of the United States of America (Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, 1960), P.672, pp.673. Original Sources, retrieved 21 September 2018, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=CQNH3CB857DZGI1.