Author Talk: Max Shulman
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Associate Professor of Theatre Max Shulman will join us to talk about his new book, “The American Pipe Dream: Performance of Drug Addiction, 1890-1940” from Iowa University Press.
It is the first work to trace the history of addiction and drug use on the US stage and screen, examining the ways in which performance created the way we imagine addiction. From blood-and-thunder melodramas of the 1900s, forgotten Broadway hits of the 1920, the jazz cabarets of the 1930, to Eugene O’Neill’s canonical Long Day’s Journey, this work demonstrates how performance has influenced the policies, treatment, and awareness of addiction in the US imagination. Copies of the book willView more
INDIVIDUAL DATES & TIMES*
- Oct 17, 2022 at 06:00 pm - 07:30 pm (Mon)
5225 N Nevada Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80918