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Street Scene is a play by Elmer Rice, which opened at the Playhouse Theatre in New York City on January 10, 1929 and ran for a total of 601 performances. The action of this ambitious, groundbreaking play takes place entirely on the front stoops of a New York City brownstone and in the adjacent street, in the early part of the 20th century, and studies the daily and complex lives of the people living in the building and the surrounding neighborhood and their sad, often tragic interactions. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Elmer Rice photo taken by Carl Van Vechten, 1934 Elmer Rice (1892 - 1967) was an early 20th century Jewish-American playwright. ... Flag Seal Nickname: Big Apple Location Location in the state of New York Government Counties (Boroughs) Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,214. ... January 10 is the 10th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1929 (MCMXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Flag Seal Nickname: Big Apple Location Location in the state of New York Government Counties (Boroughs) Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,214. ... This article is about the building material and the dwelling. ... (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999 in the...

The main characters are Anna Maurrant, dealing with issues of infidelity; Rose Maurrant, her daughter, who struggles with the demands of her job and boss and her attraction to a Jewish neighbor, Sam Kaplan; Frank Maurrant, a hard-working man who is never around; Sam, a caring and concerned neighbor in love with Rose; and many other neighbors and passersby.

The movie: The 1931 movie of the same name starred Sylvia Sidney, Estelle Taylor, Beulah Bondi (reprising her Broadway role, and her film debut) and William Collier, Jr. Sylvia Sidney (August 8, 1910 - July 1, 1999) was an American actress. ... Estelle Taylor (May 20, 1894—April 15, 1958) was an American Hollywood actress whose career was most prominent during the silent film era of the 1920s. ... Beulah Bondi (May 3, 1888 – January 11, 1981) was an Oscar-nominated American actress, born Beulah Bondy in Chicago, Illinois. ... Broadway theatre is often considered the highest professional form of theatre in the United States. ...

The opera: For the adaptation of this play into a Broadway musical or, more precisely, an "American opera" by Kurt Weill, please see Street Scene (opera). Musical theater (or theatre) is a form of theatre combining music, songs, dance, and spoken dialogue. ... Sydney Opera House: one of the worlds most recognisable opera houses and landmarks. ... Kurt Weill, a photo taken in Salzburg, Austria, 1934 Kurt Julian Weill (March 2, 1900 – April 3, 1950), born in Dessau, Germany and died in New York, was a German composer active from the 1920s until his death. ... Street Scene is a Broadway musical or, more precisely, an American Opera by Kurt Weill (music), Langston Hughes (lyrics), and Elmer Rice (book), based on Rices play of the same name. ...

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A street scene in Chiang Mai, showing (centre right), a gate of the old city wall.
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