Early American Drama

Various - Author

Jeffrey H. Richards - Editor

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ISBN 9780140435887 | 560 pages | 01 Aug 1997 | Penguin Classics | 5.07 x 7.79in | 18 - AND UP
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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's Andre (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).
Early American Drama Acknowledgments
Introduction by Jeffrey H. Richards
Suggestions for Further Reading
A Note on the Texts

The Contrast (1787) by Royall Tyler
André (1798) by William Dunlap
The Indian Princess (1808) by James Nelson Barker
The Gladiator (1831) by Robert Montgomery Bird
The Drunkard (1844) by William Henry Smith
Fashion (1845) by Anna Cora Mowatt
Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852) by George L. Aiken
The Octoroon (1859) by Dion Boucicault

Explanatory and Textual Notes
'It is a play, this Gladiator, calculated to make the hearts of the masses well responsively to all those nobler manlier aspirations in behalf of mortal freedom!'— Walt Whitman