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Heralds of promise : the drama of the American people during the Age of Jackson, 1829-1849

Author: Walter J Meserve
Publisher: New York : Greenwood Press, 1986.
Series: Contributions in American studies, no. 86.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Meserve, Walter J.
Heralds of promise.
New York : Greenwood Press, 1986
(OCoLC)569597358
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Walter J Meserve
ISBN: 0313250154 9780313250156
OCLC Number: 12558494
Description: xiii, 269 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. An American potential --
2. "The want of a national drama ..." --
3. Writing for an actor demagogue : Edwin Forrest --
4. The playwrights and the stars --
5. Staging the struggles and triumphs of the Jackson generation --
6. America dramatized --
7. American dramatic literature and the literati --
8. The legacy of the age of Jackson --
Appendix A. American playwrights, 1829-1849 --
Appendix B. American plays, 1829-1849.
Series Title: Contributions in American studies, no. 86.
Responsibility: Walter J. Meserve.

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?This is the second volume of Walter J. Meserve's history of The Drama of the American People.' In the first, An Emerging Entertainment, Meserve explored the development of American drama to 1828. Read more...

 
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