Behind The Scenes: Rediscovering Kate Carew
Interview: Dr. Katie Johnson (Historian/Author.)
Sisters in Sin: Brothel Drama in America, 1900-1920
The prostitute, and her sister in sin – the so-called ‘fallen’ woman – were veritable obsessions of American Progressive Era culture. Their cumulative presence, in scores of controversial theatrical productions, demonstrates the repeated obsession with the prostitute figure. Sisters in Sin recovers a slice of theatre history in demonstrating that the prostitute was central to American realist theatre. The brothel drama’s stunning success reveals much about early twentieth-century American anxieties about sexuality, contagion, eugenics, women’s rights and urbanization.
JAFFA FILMS, LLC
A Jaffa Films production:
Director/Producer: Barnard Jaffier
Co-Writer: Anna Jhirad
Director of Photography: Carlos Chiossone
Historical Consultant: Kathleen Hulser, Katie Johnson
Editors: Lewis Erskine
Associate Producer: Charles Jones
Production Assistant: Leann Baliff
Executive Producer: Samuel Pollard
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