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Article "'Arena' Presentation Effective in 'John Loves Mary' Staging"

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Article "'Arena' Presentation Effective in 'John Loves Mary' Staging"

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Edith Lindeman reviewed department chair and theater reviewer for the Richmond News Leader Alton Williams' production of "John Loves Mary" at University of Richmond in March of 1949. The domestic comedy follows war vet John Lawrence as he returns to the U.S. and Mary, his true love—but he has a bride in tow. She highlighted the significance of the innovative arena-style staging of the show, which arranged the audience seating on all four sides of the stage area in a smaller classroom rather than a theater, and she discussed its effectiveness for audiences.

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Lindeman, Edith. "Arena' Presentation Effective In 'John Loves Mary' Staging" The Richmond Times-Dispatch (23 March 1949) RG 26.8.1 Folder 1 “University Players," University Archives, Virginia Baptist Historical Society.

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The Richmond Times-Dispatch

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1949-03-23

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English

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RTD26.8.1.1-19490323.pdf

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Richmond (Va.)

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Lindeman, Edith, “Article "'Arena' Presentation Effective in 'John Loves Mary' Staging",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed November 19, 2019, http://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/2307.