SIOUX CITY, Iowa – Richard Poole, BCU professor of theatre and speech communications and department chair, recently had an article published in Theatre History Studies, Vol. 32.
In his article, titled “Midwest Rural American Landscapes and the Creation of a Unique Theatre Culture 1870-1940,” Poole explores rural and small town entertainments, including opera houses and circle stock.
“There were hundreds of plays in these rural areas,” Poole said, “and this is the first essay that deals entirely with rural culture.”
The official journal of the Mid-America Theatre Conference, Theatre History Studies is devoted to research and excellence in all areas of theatre history and to disseminating the highest quality scholarly endeavors in order to promote understanding and discovery of world theatre history.
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