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Early American Drama (Penguin Classics)

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Publisher Comments:

A fresh, revealing look at American drama between the Revolutionary and Civil Wars. This collection of eight plays introduces readers to an important and neglected area of American literature. English professor Jeffrey Richards points out how these "melodramas" offer insights into our cultural history and also embody themes and styles still echoed today.

Table of Contents

Early American Drama Acknowledgments

Introduction by Jeffrey H. Richards

Suggestions for Further Reading

A Note on the Texts

The Contrast (1787) by Royall Tyler

André (1798) by William Dunlap

The Indian Princess (1808) by James Nelson Barker

The Gladiator (1831) by Robert Montgomery Bird

The Drunkard (1844) by William Henry Smith

Fashion (1845) by Anna Cora Mowatt

Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852) by George L. Aiken

The Octoroon (1859) by Dion Boucicault

Explanatory and Textual Notes

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140435887
Editor:
Richards, Jeffrey H.
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Editor:
Richards, Jeffrey H.
Author:
Richards, Jeffrey H.
Author:
Various
Location:
New York :
Subject:
History
Subject:
American
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Drama
Subject:
History & Criticism *
Subject:
American drama
Subject:
United States History Drama.
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
American drama -- 18th century.
Subject:
American drama -- 19th century.
Subject:
Drama-American Anthology
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Penguin Classics
Series Volume:
104-732
Publication Date:
19970831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
560
Dimensions:
7.74x5.08x1.24 in. .95 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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