The American Pipe Dream: Drug Addiction on Stage, 1890-1940

Shulman, Max.


  • Abstract: This dissertation examines the representation of drug addiction and drug use in U.S. theatre from the 1890s to the start of the Second World War. In this, it engages with the decades in which the nation first formulated its conceptions of addiction. It is in the 1890s that addicts first appear on stage and assume a significant place in the national imaginary. Over the next fifty years, ... read more
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