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A history of the American theatre from its origins to 1832

Author: William Dunlap; Tice L Miller
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"As America passed from a mere venue for English plays into a country with its own nationally regarded playwrights, William Dunlap lived the life of a pioneer on the frontier of the fledging American theatre, full of adventures, mishaps, and close calls. He adapted and translated plays for the American audience and wrote plays of his own as well, learning how theatres and theatre companies operated from the inside  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William Dunlap; Tice L Miller
ISBN: 0252030303 9780252030307 0252072855 9780252072857 0252029437 9780252029431
OCLC Number: 59877539
Notes: "Typeset from the 1832 edition by J. & J. Harper, New York"--Title page verso.
Description: xxiii, 444 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: A History of the American Theatre From Its Origins to 1832 5 --
Appendix Catalogue of American Plays and Their Authors Regulations of the Theatre Francoise: Established by the Government 409.
Responsibility: William Dunlap ; introduction by Tice L. Miller.
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Drawing on the author's own experiences, this book describes the development of theatre in New York, Philadelphia, and South Carolina and Congress's attempts at theatrical censorship. This edition  Read more...

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