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a. Note:   "Jones' simple set designs led a revolution against the realistic sets of the Romantic theatre. Born in Milton, New Hampshire, Jones attended Harvard University and graduated in 1910. He immediately went to work designing theater sets in New York City and it was there that he designed his first revolutionary set. For a 1915 production of the play The Man Who Married a Dumb Wife directed by British director Harley Granville-Barker, Jones designed a fairly simple set that complimented the action and the other design elements of the production rather than overwhelming it. Jones preached a message of cohesiveness in productions among all the elements. In addition, the elements should be imbued with symbolic and emblematic motifs that furthers the action of the play. These ideas were influenced through Jones' work with the German director and producer Max Reinhardt. One of the early members of the Provincetown Players, Jones worked closely with Eugene O'Neill on many of his productions including Anna Christie, The Great God Brown, and Desire Under the Elms. He published a book The Dramatic Imagination which sets forth many of his most important ideas on the future of theatre." --- wikipedia.org


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