Provincetown Through Time

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Provincetown Through Time is a comparison view through the times of one of the most interesting "towns" in America. Provincetown's rich history from the Pilgrims to the Portuguese- through the artists to the tourists-has a unique influence on all who come here-a quaint picket-fenced New England seaside village that happened to have the gayest zip code of same sex couples in the country. Its timeline starts with the landing of the Mayflower and subsequent signing of the Mayflower Compact in 1620, and manages to be pivotal in five different centuries. It is the birthplace of American theater as the Provincetown Players premiere plays by Eugene O'Neill and Tennessee Williams. And with the afternoon sky ablaze with color, it beckoned the growth of an artist community like no other. P'town accounts for one of the highest number of Pulitzer Prizes from plays to poetry and literature. The Provincetown Film Festival kicks off the summer season every year, and grows with the annual blessing of Portuguese fishing fleet. It seems to hit its stride by the fourth of July, "Bear Week "and "Carnival"-P'town's take on Mardi Gras- with its "fabulous" parade- and winds up with the annual "over the top" Halloween Beaux Arts Costume Ball.
ISBN: 9781625450890
Format: Paperback
Publisher: America Through Time
State: Massachusetts
Series: America Through Time
Images: 180
Pages: 96
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
A multi-generational background in theatre and film, Frank Muzzy was one of the founders of the Stella Adler Theatre and Academy of Acting, Los Angeles. As a Photo-artist, his “Red Bear” image graced the cover of White Crane Quarterly, and he's recognized for his international slant with exhibits in Washington DC, NYC and Provincetown. His art: Handled by Red Bear Arts; his hotel art: Handled by Graphicworkscollection