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Wednesday, 30 December

750. Presidents and Plays

1:45–3:00 p.m., Liberty Ballroom Salon B, Philadelphia Marriott

Program arranged by the American Theatre and Drama Society

Presiding: Dorothy Chansky, Texas Tech Univ.

1. “American Theater and the Presidency of Personal Scandal: Bill Clinton and Unpopular Plays,” Ryan Howe, Univ. of Pittsburgh

2. “Corruption Is Sweeping the Country: George S. Kaufman’s Unforgiving Presidential Musical Satires,” Garrett Eisler, Graduate Center, City Univ. of New York

3. “White House Indicted: The People (of House Arrest) versus Bill Clinton,” Jacqueline O’Connor, Boise State Univ.

4. “‘Damn Job’s a Pain in the Ass’: President ‘Chuck’ Smith, Lesbians, and International Adoption in David Mamet’s November,” Robert Vorlicky, New York Univ.

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