The New Theatre. Vol. 3 No. 8. August, 1936.

The New Theatre. Vol. 3 No. 8. August, 1936.

Contents: Maxim Gorky: Dramatist of the Lower Depths by H.W.L. Dana, Ernst Toller: Playwright of Expressionism by Charmion von Wiegand, Turpentine Workers by Philip Stevenson, Kids Against War by Helen Kay, Shifting Scenes, Jewish Play Contest, Backstage, Who Speaks fro Us? by Robert Forsythe, The Animated Cartoon and Walt Disney by William Kozlenko, The Movie Original by William Lorenz, Film Checklist by Robert Stebbins, Wagner Love and Mussolini by Marcia Reed, The Dance Project by Marion Sellers.

The New Theater continued Workers Theater. Workers Theater began in New York City in 1931 as the publication of The Workers Laboratory Theater collective, an agitprop group associated with Workers International Relief, becoming the League of Workers Theaters, section of the International Union of Revolutionary Theater of the Comintern. The rough production values of the first years were replaced by a color magazine as it became primarily associated with the New Theater. It contains a wealth of left cultural history and ideas. Published roughly monthly were Workers Theater from April 1931-July/Aug 1933, New Theater from Sept/Oct 1933-November 1937, New Theater and Film from April and March of 1937, (only two issues).

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