Author Talk, Public Program Democracies of Glee: Boston's First Professional Theatres, 1794-98 23 April 2012.Monday, 6:00PM - 7:30PM Pre-Talk Reception at 5:30 P.M. Heather Nathans, University of Maryland

In 1793, in the face of strong legal and public opposition, the first public theater in Boston opened on Federal Street. An exhibition at MHS, mounted in coordination with the "Forgotten Chapters in Boston's Literary History" exhibition at the Boston Public Library, documents the battle over the Federal Street Theatre through the letters and publications of supporters and opponents of the theater, together with playbills from early performances.

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