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Title: Casting for Character
Name: Print
Date: 1934
Period: Depression Era
Medium: Lithograph
Country/Culture: American
Dimensions: 10 x 12 in. (25.4 x 30.5 cm)
Signed: Signed in pencil, lower right "Don Freeman"
Edition: Printed in an edition of 184.
Classification: Prints and Printing Plates
Credit Line: Transferred from the Applied Art Department, Iowa State University. In the permanent collection, Brunnier Art Museum, University Museusms, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa.
Object Number: UM82.92
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A wonderful snapshot of 1930s Broadway behind the scenes by this avid chronicler of Depression-era New York.

On a theater stage, a weary casting director sits behind a desk, and is conversing with a standing man who holds a hat behind his back. Surrounding the stage are other people, presumably actors seeking an audition for parts in an upcoming theater production.
Published References: AAA Cat.: 1935-01; 1936-01; 1936-03; 1936-04; 1937-06; 1938-02