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The man who was Rip van Winkle : Joseph Jefferson and nineteenth-century American theatre

Author: Benjamin McArthur
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The most beloved American comedic actor of the nineteenth century, Joseph Jefferson made his name as Washington Irving's Rip Van Winkle. In this book, a blend of biography and theatrical and cultural history, Benjamin McArthur chronicles Jefferson's remarkable career and offers an account of the heroic age of the American theatre."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Biographies
History
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
McArthur, Benjamin.
Man who was Rip van Winkle.
New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2007
(OCoLC)608428275
Named Person: Joseph Jefferson; Joseph Jefferson; Joseph Jefferson; Joseph Jefferson, Schauspieler.
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Benjamin McArthur
ISBN: 9780300122329 0300122322
OCLC Number: 122309279
Description: xvii, 438 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Cradles in the profession --
Marking the progress of civilization --
Behind the cart of Thespis --
An actor prepares --
Echoing the public voice --
Triumphs in comedy and melodrama --
Nibbling at stardom --
A mighty Nimrod of theatrical touring --
Mr. Jefferson and Rip Van Winkle --
Bringing the "sleepy piece" home --
A fellow of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy --
Are we do soon forgot?
Responsibility: Benjamin McArthur.
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"McArthur's greatest strength lies in his knowledge of the way the American theater developed . . . helping reveal to us our forgotten, and fascinating, theatrical past."--Robert Gottlieb, New York Read more...

 
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