Have We Heard Their Voices?: Hallie Flanagan & the legacy of the federal theater (NEMLA 2013)

In 1931, Hallie Flanagan and Margaret Ellen Clifford’s agitprop play, Can You Hear Their Voices? was performed at Vassar College, where Flanagan’s experimental theater brought cutting-edge theatrical staging and bold new drama to students and the public. This play’s subject—starving farm families in the drought-ridden midwest of the Great Depression surrounded by corporate greed—aroused the activism in the students, who became involved in fighting for ...

Sponsoring Organization(s) : 
Northeast Modern Language Assoc.( NeMLA)
Event Name: 
NEMLA 2013
Event type: 
Event
Event date: 
Thursday, March 21, 2013 to Sunday, March 24, 2013
Event Location: 
Boston, MA
Abstract due date: 
Sunday, September 30, 2012
Categories: 
American
Interdisciplinary
Genre & Form
20th & 21st Century
Drama
Aesthetics
Anthropology/Sociology
Cultural Studies
Environmental Studies
Food Studies
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