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The Penn Press list for spring 2020 includes hardcover releases, first-time paperbacks, and ebook editions intended for scholars, students, and serious general readers worldwide. Click here to explore our forthcoming books, grouped by subject area.

Uncle Sam Presents
A Memoir of the Federal Theatre, 1935-1939

Tony Buttitta and Barry Witham. With drawings by Don Freeman

232 pages | 6 x 9 | 20 illus.
Ebook 2018 | ISBN 9781512815047 | Buy from De Gruyter $79.95 | €69.95 | £70.50
This book is available under special arrangement from our European publishing partner De Gruyter.
An Anniversary Collection volume

Tony Buttitta (1907-2004) left graduate school in th eearly 1930s to start Contempo, a magazine that achieved fame with such contributors as William Faulkner, James Joyce, Sherwood Anderson, Ezra Pound, and many other notable authors. He was a correspondent for Variety during World War II and eventually became a top theatrical press agent on Broadway. His published work includes After the Good Gay Times: A Summer with F. Scott Fitzgerald in Asheville, N.C.

Barry Witham is Professor Emeritus of Theater History at the University of Washington. He is the author of The Federal Theatre Project: A Case Study and A Sustainable Theatre: Jasper Deeter at Hedgerow. His essays on the American theater have appeared in a variety of publications, including Modern Drama, Theatre Journal, and the Dictionary of American Biography.

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