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Author Frick, John W.

Title Uncle Tom's cabin on the American stage and screen / John W. Frick
Edition First edition
Published New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, [2012]
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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 308 pages) : illustrations
Series Palgrave studies in theatre and performance history
Palgrave studies in theatre and performance history.
Contents Halfway between sermon and social theory: the mania for "Tom mania" -- "There is no arguing with pictures": the Aiken/Howard Uncle Tom's cabin -- "A play to which no apologist for slavery could object": the Conway/Kimball/Barnum Uncle Tom's cabin -- "O' it was a sight worth seeing": Uncle Tom hits the road -- Long live Uncle Tom! Uncle Tom's cabin in the twentieth century -- Uncle Tom in middle age: from a stage tradition to the silver screen -- Epilogue: the story that won't stay dead
Summary "No play in the history of the American stage has been as ubiquitous and as widely viewed as Uncle Tom's Cabin. This booktraces the major dramatizations of Harriet Beecher Stowe's classic from its inception in 1852 through 'modern' versions on film. Frick examines the major productions, companies, and influential persons in the long, complex history of theatrical Toms, providing a broad overview of what has been labeled the 'Uncle Tom phenomenon.' Unlike previous studies about Uncle Tom's Cabin, Frick introduces the reader to the artists who created the plays and productions that created theatre history"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Uncle Tom (Fictitious character)
Stowe, Harriet Beecher, 1811-1896 -- Adaptations -- History and criticism.
Stowe, Harriet Beecher, 1811-1896 -- Dramatic production.
Stowe, Harriet Beecher, 1811-1896 -- Stage history.
Stowe, Harriet Beecher, 1811-1896. Uncle Tom's cabin.
American fiction -- 19th century -- Film adaptations.
Didactic fiction, American -- History and criticism.
Film adaptations -- History and criticism.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Film adaptations.
Film adaptations.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1137112379 (electronic bk.)
9781137112378 (electronic bk.)