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 “On a Cannibal Island”

Terryl C. Givens

in People of Paradox

Published in print November 2007 | ISBN: 9780195167115
Published online September 2007 | e-ISBN: 9780199785599 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167115.003.0010
  “On a Cannibal Island”

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Disapproval of theater goes back to the Puritans, and was typical in most religious traditions. Mormons built the Salt Lake Theatre soon after arrival in the Valley. Young forebad tragedy, but it flourished anyway. They pioneered little theater and the road show. Several pageants continue to be more evangelistic than dramatic.

Keywords: Puritans; Salt Lake Theatre; little theater; road show; pageants

Chapter.  5657 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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