A history of the American drama, from the beginning to the Civil war, by Arthur Hobson Quinn ...


2d ed.. New York, F.S. Crofts and Company, 1943.

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Subjects American drama -- History and criticism.
American drama.
Teatro (Historia)
Description xvi pages, 1 leaf, 530 pages 22 cm
Copyright Date 1943.
Notes "A list of American plays": pages [423]-497.
"First printing, November, 1923."
Includes bibliographical references (pages [393]-421) and index.
Also issued online.
Contents VOL. 1 -- Preface; The drama and the theatre in the colonies; The drama of the Revolution; The coming of comedy; William Dunlap, Playwright and producer; Tragedy and politics, 1788-1805; James Nelson Barker and the native plays, 1805-1825; John Howard Payne and the foreign plays 1805-1825; From melodrama to tragedy; Robert Montgomery Bird and the rise of the romantic play; American history on the stage, 1825-1860; American comedy types, 1825-1860; George Henry Boker and the later romantic tragedy; The influence of Dion Boucicault; Bibliography; A list of American plays, 1665-1860; Index.
VOL. 2 -- Preface; Augustin Daly, constructive artist of the theatre; Bronson Howard and the establishment of professional playwriting; William Dean Howells and the approach to realism; Harrigan, Hoyt, and the comedy of types; The drama of the frontier; James A. Herne and the realism of character; David Belasco and his associates; The Indian summer of romance; William Gillette and the realism of action; Augustus Thomas and the picture of American life; Clyde Fitch and the development of social comedy; William Vaughn Moody and the drama of revolt; Percy MacKaye and the drama as spectacle; Rachel Crothers and the feminine criticism of life; Mitchell, Williams and the later social comedy; Edward Sheldon, playwright of passion and aspiration; The height of melodrama; Comedy types again; The romance of the twentieth century; Changing conditions of the theatre; Eugene ONĖeill, poet and mystic; The new realism of character; The drama of the provinces; The new decade-1927-1936; Bibliography; A list of American plays, 1860-1936; Index.
Genre Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)270251
(OCoLC)ocm00270251
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Quinn, Arthur Hobson, 1875-1960.
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