The Golden Age of Boise Theatre: 1900-1920
The intriguing history of theatrical entertainments in Idaho is well explored in Dr. Lauterbach's three previous books, and the book you now hold in your hands covers the glorious era from 1900-1920, when theatre enjoyed its golden age all across the country and most especially in the delightful western town, Boise, Idaho.
What makes this book significant is not just its thoroughness and engaging wit, it's the way it reveals that even in the middle of the Great Sagebrush Desert a determined band of impresarios and a dedicated population seeking entertainment and enlightenment created a dynamic theatre scene remarkable in its intensity and longevity.
Lauterbach, Charles E., "The Golden Age of Boise Theatre: 1900-1920" (2017). Faculty Authored Books. 467.