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Uncle Tom's cabin on the American stage and screen

Author: John W Frick
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
Series: Palgrave studies in theatre and performance history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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No play in the history of the American stage has been as ubiquitous and as widely viewed as Uncle Tom's Cabin. This book traces the major dramatizations of Stowe's classic from its inception in 1852  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Film adaptations
Named Person: Harriet Beecher Stowe; Harriet Beecher Stowe; Harriet Beecher Stowe; Harriet Beecher Stowe; Harriet Beecher Stowe; Uncle Tom, (Fictitious character); Harriet Beecher Stowe; Uncle Tom, (Fictitious character)
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John W Frick
ISBN: 9780230114074 0230114075
OCLC Number: 785390193
Description: xvii, 308 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Halfway between sermon and social theory: the mania for "Tom mania" --
"There is no arguing with pictures": the Aiken/Howard Uncle Tom's cabin --
"A play to which no apologist for slavery could object": the Conway/Kimball/Barnum Uncle Tom's cabin --
"O' it was a sight worth seeing": Uncle Tom hits the road --
Long live Uncle Tom! Uncle Tom's cabin in the twentieth century --
Uncle Tom in middle age: from a stage tradition to the silver screen --
Epilogue: the story that won't stay dead.
Series Title: Palgrave studies in theatre and performance history.
Responsibility: John W. Frick.

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