William Faricy Condee

 William Faricy Condee is a professor of theater and the director of the School of Interdisciplinary Arts at Ohio University. He is the author of Theatrical Space: A Guide for Directors and Designers. His articles about theater architecture have appeared in numerous journals in the United States and the United Kingdom.

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Ohioana Book Award Finalist

Coal and Culture · Opera Houses in Appalachia
By William Faricy Condee

Opera houses were fixtures of Appalachian life from the end of the Civil War through the 1920s. The only book on opera houses that stresses their cultural context, Condee’s unique study will interest cultural geographers, scholars of Appalachian studies, and all those who appreciate the gaudy diversity of the American scene.

“A unique combination of entertainment history and Appalachian history…. Condee demonstrates that the region was not as isolated as often thought and that opera houses increased the region’s exposure to various cultural aspects.”