A history of the theatre in America from its beginnings to the present time.


[New York] B. Blom [1965] .

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Subjects Theater -- United States -- History.
Theater.
Théâtre -- États-Unis -- Histoire.
United States.
Description 2 volumes illustrations, facsimile, portraits 23 cm
Copyright Date [1965]
©1919
Notes Originally published in 1919; reissued in 1965.
Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Volume I: The first American theatre -- The first play acted in New York -- The coming of the Hallams -- Lewis Hallam in New York and Philadelphia -- David Douglass, theatre builder -- Opening of the famous John Street Theatre -- The theatre during the revolution -- First successful American play -- The Chestnut Street Theatre, Philadelphia -- Boston's first theatre -- The first park theatre -- Cooke and the Elder Wallack -- The golden era of the American stage -- The drama in the West -- Volume II: Hackett and Macready -- Edwin Forrest -- The American dramatist -- 1690-1890 -- George Holland and Mrs. John Drew -- Niblo's garden, Jefferson, the Kembles -- Charlotte Cushman -- New theatres in Boston -- New theatres in New York -- Wallack's 1852-1887 -- Dion Boucicault, Rachel and Fechter -- The rise of Edwin Booth -- Daly's, 1869-1899 -- The Union Square Theatre -- Rise of the Frohmans -- The drama in other cities -- Decline of the theatre -- New York the theatrical metropolis.
Genre History.
Geographic Area United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)773560
(OCoLC)ocm00773560
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Hornblow, Arthur, 1865-1942.
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