Yankee Theatre: The Image of America on the Stage, 1825

Yankee Theatre: The Image of America on the Stage, 1825

by Francis Hodge


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780292761520
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publication date: 04/15/2014
Pages: 332
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Francis Hodge (1915–2008) was Professor of Drama at the University of Texas at Austin.

Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgments
  • Prologue
  • Part I: The Background
    • 1. The English Traveler’s View of American Life and Theatre
    • 2. America’s Self-Examination: A Changing Culture, the Stage, and a New Audience
    • 3. The Yankee as a Symbol of American Life
    • 4. Actor Inspiration: Charles Mathews and Satire on America
  • Part II: Borrowing and Innovation
    • 5. James H. Hackett: The First Native Yankee in London
    • 6. Hackett Learns the Trade, 1828–1832
    • 7. Hackett’s Second London Tour, 1832–1833
    • 8. Hackett Expands the Repertoire
  • Part III: Flowering and Climax
    • 9. Yankee Hill: From Storyteller to Stock Actor to Star
    • 10. Hill’s Search for Individuality: Building the Repertoire
    • 11. Yankee Hill in London
    • 12. After London: Hill’s Success and Decline
  • Part IV: Change and Decline
    • 13. Dan Marble and the Western Hybrid
    • 14. Joshua Silsbee: A “Go-Ahead” American
  • Epilogue
  • Appendixes
    • A: A Note on Yankee-Theatre Stage Speech
    • B: David Humphreys’ Glossary of Yankee Words
  • Bibliography: A Note on Sources
    • A. Yankee-Theatre Plays
    • B. Yankee-Theatre Stories
    • C. Other Published Plays Mentioned in the Text
    • D. Archival Materials
    • E. General Sources
  • Index

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