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  Fists Upon a Star
Fists upon a Star is the hard-hitting memoir of Florence James, a pioneering American theatre director, whose devastating experience with McCarthyism led her to flee to Canada. The memoir is as epic as America itself. Born in 1892 in the frontier society of Idaho, she became a suffragette in New York City, was the first to put Jimmy Cagney on stage, and along with her husband, Burton, founded the Negro Repertory Theater and the nationally recognized Seattle Repertory Playhouse. With star appearances by Woody Guthrie and Helen Hayes, the memoir beautifully illustrates the evolution in her personal life and the development of professional theater during the Great Depression, World War II, and the McCarthy period.
  West-words: Celebrating Western Canadian Theatre & Playwriting
West-words gives the reader a bird’s-eye view of the contemporary theatre scene across the prairies. Eighteen essays written by scholars, educators, dramaturges, publishers, designers, directors and playwrights -- all actively involved in the Canadian prairie theatre – explore the professional, cultural, and aesthetic complexities of creating, producing, performing, and publishing dramatic “words” in the Canadian “west.”