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Author McConachie, Bruce A.

Title Melodramatic formations : American theatre and society, 1820-1870 / by Bruce A. McConachie
Edition First edition
Published Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, [1992]
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 320 pages) : illustrations
Series Studies in theatre history and culture
Studies in theatre history and culture.
Contents The Waning of Paternalistic Theatre for the Elite, 1820-1835 -- "A Spirit of Locomotiveness" -- "Wert Thou Not Born in Fairy-land?" -- Theatre of Yeoman Independence for Jacksonians, 1830-1855 -- "The People's Verdict" -- "Freedom! Revenge or Death!" -- "The Earthquake! The Earthquake!" -- Business-Class Theatre for the Respectable, 1845-1870 -- "We Will Restore You to Society" -- "How Her Blood Tells" -- "Built to Endure."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-303) and index
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
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Subject American drama -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
Melodrama, American -- History and criticism.
Theater and society -- United States.
Theater -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1587291479 (electronic bk.)
9781587291470 (electronic bk.)