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Early American Drama

Early American Drama - 97 edition

ISBN13: 978-0140435887

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ISBN13: 978-0140435887
ISBN10: 0140435883
Edition: 97
Copyright: 1997
Publisher: Penguin Books, Inc.
Published: 1997
International: No

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Early American Drama - 97 edition

ISBN13: 978-0140435887

Jeffrey H. Ed. Richards

ISBN13: 978-0140435887
ISBN10: 0140435883
Edition: 97
Copyright: 1997
Publisher: Penguin Books, Inc.
Published: 1997
International: No
Summary

This 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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