Melodrama Unveiled / Edition 1

Melodrama Unveiled / Edition 1

by David Grimsted
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520059964

ISBN-13: 9780520059962

Pub. Date: 10/19/1987

Publisher: University of California Press


David Grimsted's Melodrama Unveiled explores early American drama to try to understand why such severely limited plays were so popular for so long. Concerned with both the plays and the dramatic settings that gave them life, Grimsted offers us rich descriptions of the interaction of performers, audiences, critics, managers, and stage mechanics. Because

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David Grimsted's Melodrama Unveiled explores early American drama to try to understand why such severely limited plays were so popular for so long. Concerned with both the plays and the dramatic settings that gave them life, Grimsted offers us rich descriptions of the interaction of performers, audiences, critics, managers, and stage mechanics. Because these plays had to appeal immediately and directly to diverse audiences, they provide dramatic clues to the least common denominator of social values and concerns. In considering both the context and content of popular culture, Grimsted's book suggests how theater reflected the rapidly changing society of antebellum America.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520059962
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
10/19/1987
Series:
Approaches to American Culture Series
Edition description:
First Paperback Edition
Pages:
308
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.69(d)

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