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Best plays of the early American theatre : from the beginning to 1916

Author: John Gassner; Mollie Gassner
Publisher: New York : Crown Publishers, ©1967.
Series: Best plays series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Contains sixteen American plays written before 1912.
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Genre/Form: Drama
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gassner, John, 1903-1967.
Best plays of the early American theatre.
New York, Crown Publishers [1967]
(OCoLC)574986122
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Gassner; Mollie Gassner
OCLC Number: 270466
Description: xlviii, 716 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: The contrast (1787) / Royall Tyler --
Superstition (1824) / James N. Barker --
Charles the Second (1824) / John Howard Payne and Washington Irving --
Fashion (1845) / Anna Cora Mowatt --
Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852) / George L. Aiken --
The octoroon (1859) / Dion Boucicault --
The Count of Monte Cristo (1883) / Charles Fechter --
The mouse-trap (1889) / William Dean Howells --
Secret service (1896) / William Gillette --
The great divide (1906) / William Vaughn Moody --
The New York idea (1906) / Langdon Mitchell --
The truth (1907) / Clyde Fitch --
The witching hour (1907) / Augustus Thomas --
Salvation Nell (1908) / Edward Sheldon --
The easiest way (1909) / Eugene Walter --
The scarecrow (1911) / Percy MacKaye.
Series Title: Best plays series.
Responsibility: edited, with introductions, by John Gassner in association with Mollie Gassner.

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Contains sixteen American plays written before 1912.

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