Performing the American Frontier, 1870-1906

Performing the American Frontier, 1870-1906

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Performing the American Frontier, 1870-1906 examines how the American frontier was presented in theatrical productions during the critical period from the end of the Civil War to the beginning of film. From famous personages such as Mark Twain and "Buffalo Bill" Cody to lesser known individuals such as Native American playwright and actress Gowongo Mohawk, Hall examines the plays, the players, and the playwrights who helped to define the American westward migration in theatrical terms and covers the complete dramatic experience including scenery, performance, and staging.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521035170
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/25/2006
Series: Cambridge Studies in American Theatre and Drama Series , #13
Edition description: Revised ed.
Pages: 296
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.67(d)

About the Author

Roger A. Hall is Professor of Theatre at James Madison University, Virginia.

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Acknowledgements; Introduction: conditions and contradictions; 1. Reemergence: 1870-2; 2. Explosion: 1872-6; 3. Prominence: 1877-83; 4. Phenomenon: 1883-92; 5. Respect: 1893-9; 6. Dominance: 1899-1906; Summary; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

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