Best Plays of Early American Theatre by John Gassner
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Best Plays of Early American Theatre
By John Gassner

Best Plays of Early American Theatre

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Best Plays of Early American Theatre by John Gassner

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Representative rather than comprehensive, this highly readable volume charts the progress of American theater between 1787-1911, with a chronological selection of 16 of the best works from that period. Included are: Charles the Second (1824); Fashion (1845); Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852); The Count of Monte Cristo (1883); The Mouse-Trap (1889); more. Background essay.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780486410982
ISBN-10: 0486410986
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 140mm x 38mm)
Pages: 716
Imprint: Dover Publications Inc.
Publisher: Dover Publications Inc.
Publish Date: 28-Mar-2003
Country of Publication: United States

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