Early American Drama (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Aug 1, 1997 - Drama - 560 pages
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This unique volume includes eight early dramas that mirror American literary, social, and cultural history: Royall Tylers The Contrast (1789); William Dunlap'sAndre (1798); James Nelson Barker's The Indian Princess (1808); Robert Montgomery Bird's The Gladiator (1831); William Henry Smith's The Drunkard(1844); Anna Cora Mowatt's Fashion (1845); George Aiken's Uncle Tom's Cabin(1852); and Dion Boucicault's The Octoroon (1859).

  

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
ix
SUGGESTIONS FOR FURTHER READING
xxxix
A NOTE ON THE TEXTS
xliii
THE CONTRAST 1787
1
ANDRÉ 1798
58
THE INDIAN PRINCESS 1808
109
THE GLADIATOR 1831
166
THE DRUNKARD 1844
243
FASHION 1845
304
UNCLE TOMS CABIN 1852
368
THE OCTOROON 1859
444
EXPLANATORY AND TEXTUAL NOTES
495
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About the author (1997)

Jeffrey H. Richards is the author of Theater Enough: American Culture and the Metaphor of the World Stage, 1607 1789 (1991), and Mercy Otis Warren (1995), and has edited three other books. He has published articles in Early American Literature, William and Mary Quarterly, and other journals and collections. He has taught at the University of North Carolina, Duke University, and is currently Professor of English at Old Dominion University.

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