Early American Drama
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Early American Drama by Jeffrey H. Richards
Book DescriptionThis unique volume includes The Gladiator and seven other early dramas that mirror American literary, social, and cultural history: Royall Tyler's The Contrast (1787), a Sheridian satire about fashion-conscious New Yorkers; William Dunlap's Andre (1798); James Nelson Barker's telling of the Pocahontas story, the Indian Princess (1808); William Henry Smith's The Drunkard (1844); Anna Cora Mowatt's Fashion (1845), the most successful nineteenth-century play by a female American playwright; George L. Aiken's 1852 dramatization of Uncle Tom's Cabin; and The Octoroon (1859), Dion Boucicault's tragedy concerning a young woman doomed by her racial heritage.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780140435887
(198mm x 128mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Penguin Books Ltd
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 27-Nov-1997
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Jeffrey H. Richards
Oxford Handbook of American Drama, Hardback (April 2014)
This ambitious collection of essays covers American drama in its entirety-from its inception in colonial America, through its many incarnations in the nineteenth century, to its zenith in the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries.
Drama, Theatre, and Identity in the American New Republic, Paperback (June 2008)» View all books by Jeffrey H. Richards
A 2005 study into American identity as revealed in the plays of post-revolutionary America.
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