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The primary issue with this text is that it is 1 part content, 9 parts fluff.
While it does cover the WPA and the Federal Theatre Project, any information is padded by... Read more
Although I was pretty well-versed in the workings of the WPA's Federal Theatre Project, Susan Quinn gives a fresh approach and some interesting insights into the machine behind the... Read morePublished on March 31, 2013 by Dave Feranchak
I knew about the WPA during the Depression, but I didn't know about the Federal Theatre Project. Classic struggle between art and politics. Read morePublished on February 5, 2013 by Nancy Shinno
I really enjoyed this book and have a new appreciation for the WPA in general, and the Federal Theatre Project in particular. Read morePublished on October 22, 2012 by David L. Sherer
Susan Quinn's Furious Improvisation skillfully narrates the vibrant life of the Federal Theatre Project from conception to wake by weaving personal journeys and theatrical events... Read morePublished on August 16, 2011 by Chanelle R Vigue
This was a fascinating book. Anyone involved in theatre should read this book and understand what artists had to go through in order to practice their craft through the depression... Read morePublished on December 28, 2010 by Karbukeee
I had read about things like the Writers' Project before, but had read nothing about the Federal Theater Project. Read morePublished on March 8, 2010 by S. J. Snyder
This book is a real page turner. It is essentially a historical biography featuring WPA director Harry Hopkins and Federal Theatre Program Hallie Flanagan. Read morePublished on September 14, 2009 by Mark Twain
Thinking I would love the subject matter-the theatre-what I discovered was the eerie connection to how our economy got where it is today. Read morePublished on January 25, 2009 by Amazon Customer