36 U.S. Code § 21902 - Purposes

The purposes of the corporation include—
(1) the presentation of theatrical productions of the highest type;
(2) the stimulation of public interest in the drama as an art belonging both to the theater and to literature and to be enjoyed both on the stage and in the study;
(3) the advancement of interest in the drama throughout the United States by furthering the production of the best plays, interpreted by the best actors at a minimum cost;
(4) the further development of the study of drama of the present and past in our universities, colleges, schools, and elsewhere; and
(5) the sponsoring, encouraging, and developing of the art and technique of the theater through a school within the National Academy.


(Pub. L. 105–225, Aug. 12, 1998, 112 Stat. 1298.)

Historical and Revision Notes
Revised Section Source (U.S. Code) Source (Statutes at Large)
36:3302 (last sentence).
July 5, 1935, ch. 373, § 2 (last sentence), 49 Stat. 458.

Before clause (1), the word “include” is substituted for “shall embrace” for consistency in the revised title.
In clause (3), the words “of America” are omitted as unnecessary.

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