The Theatre in America during the Revolution

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This is the first comprehensive attempt to assemble all that is known of theatre at the time of America's political birth. Whether moralistic or satirical, the plays of the revolution offer unique insights into the sympathies and fears of both loyal and dissident parties, and so serve as a telling document of a socially turbulent age. Brown's extensive research coheres into an invaluable theatrical and historical chronicle which should prove a useful resource for those working ...
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Overview

This is the first comprehensive attempt to assemble all that is known of theatre at the time of America's political birth. Whether moralistic or satirical, the plays of the revolution offer unique insights into the sympathies and fears of both loyal and dissident parties, and so serve as a telling document of a socially turbulent age. Brown's extensive research coheres into an invaluable theatrical and historical chronicle which should prove a useful resource for those working in the field.
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"The presentation is excellent, the photography & illustrations are good. On the whole, the book is well constructed." Walther L. Bernecker, Notas (original in Spanish)

"Mr. Brown leaves his reader with a clearer picture of the American Revolution and its theatre, as well as the desire to learn more about these subjects." Andrew D. Ryder, Theatre Studies

"...as a chronology of Revolutionary War era theatre events and a compilation of useful data on theatre company finances during that period, Brown's study, The Theatre in American during the Revolution is very serviceable." Richard Wattenberg, Essays in Theatre

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Table of Contents

Preface; Prologue; Part I. Setting the Stage: Before the Revolution: 1. The drama of the approaching revolution; 2. British military theatre, 1775–1777; 3. Miscellaneous diversions: Philadelphia, 1778; 4. American military theatre and 'entertainments', 1778; Part II. Setting the Stage: Britain Ascendant: 5. The drama of the revolution; 6. British military theatre, 1778–1779; 7. British military theatre, 1779–1782; Part III. Setting the Stage: America Ascendant: 8. American plays and amusements, 1780–1782; Part IV. Setting the stage: America Triumphant: 9. American professional theatre, 1781–1783; Epilogue; Appendix; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

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