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On stage, America! : a selection of distinctly American plays

Author: Walter J Meserve
Publisher: New York : Feedback Theatrebooks & Prospero Press, ©1996.
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Fancies and follies may change with the times, but the best plays of a nation can bring a unique understanding of the culture and concerns of its people. These dozen American plays -- among the finest and most popular from Revolutionary times to World War I -- clearly illustrate the entertainment that America's theatre-going public most enjoyed. -- From publisher's description.
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On stage, America!
New York : Feedback Theatrebooks & Prospero Press, ©1996
(OCoLC)657163444
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Walter J Meserve
ISBN: 0937657204 9780937657201
OCLC Number: 35653374
Description: x, 563 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: The contrast / by Royall Tyler --
Metamora / by John Augustus Stone --
The stage-struck Yankee / by Oliver Everett Durivage --
Fashion / by Anna Cora Mowatt --
Glance at New York / by Benjamin A. Baker --
Rip Van Winkle / as acted by Joseph Jefferson --
Under the gaslight / by Augustin Daly --
Young Mrs. Winthrop / by Bronson Howard --
The old homestead / by Denman Thompson --
Margaret Fleming / by James A. Herne --
A trip to Chinatown / by Charles H. Hoyt --
The girl of the golden West / by David Belasco.
Responsibility: edited and introduced by Walter J. Meserve.
Local System Bib Number:
1610475867688_280841
991000391179705351

Abstract:

Fancies and follies may change with the times, but the best plays of a nation can bring a unique understanding of the culture and concerns of its people. These dozen American plays -- among the finest and most popular from Revolutionary times to World War I -- clearly illustrate the entertainment that America's theatre-going public most enjoyed. -- From publisher's description.
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