Early American Drama

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Jeffrey H. Richards
Penguin, 1997 - Drama - 512 pages
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"This unique volume includes The Gladiator and seven other early dramas that mirror American literary, social, and cultural history: Royall Tyler's The Contrast (1787), a Sheridian satire about fashion-conscious New Yorkers; William Dunlap's Andre (1798); James Nelson Barker's telling of the Pocahontas story, the Indian Princess (1808); William Henry Smith's The Drunkard (1844); Anna Cora Mowatt's Fashion (1845), the most successful nineteenth-century play by a female American playwright; George L. Aiken's 1852 dramatization of Uncle Tom's Cabin; and The Octoroon (1859), Dion Boucicault's tragedy concerning a young woman doomed by her racial heritage."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
 

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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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