Plays by Augustin Daly
A Flash of Lightning, Horizon, Love on Crutches
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Plays by Augustin Daly by Don B. Wilmeth
Book DescriptionThe American playwright and manager-director Augustin Daly dominated the theatrical scene in the United States during the last half of the nineteenth century. His plays and productions set a new standard for American theatre and exerted a strong influence in England, beginning with a first European tour in 1884 and culminating in the opening of Daly's own theatre in London in 1893. Daly, with the assistance of his brother Joseph, had over ninety of his plays or adaptations performed. This unique collection brings together three disparate examples from his prolific output: A Flash of Lightning (1868), Horizon (1871) and Love on Crutches (1884). Daly, an exceptional contriver of theatrical effects, offered the theatre of the 1870s and 1880s melodramas and comedies greatly superior to those of his competitors. These three plays represent the range and energy of his talent.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521284325
(228mm x 152mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 26-Apr-1984
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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