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  • Page extent: 406 pages
  • Size: 228 x 152 mm
  • Weight: 0.77 kg

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  • LC Subject headings:
    • Theater and society--United States
    • National characteristics, American

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 (ISBN-13: 9780521847469 | ISBN-10: 052184746X)

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Drama, Theatre, and Identity in the American New Republic

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052184746X - Drama, Theatre, and Identity in the American New Republic - by Jeffrey H. Richards
Table of Contents


Contents

Acknowledgementsxi
Introduction1
1American identities and the transatlantic stage17
PARTIStaging revolution at the margins of celebration35
2Revolution and unnatural identity in Crèvecoeur’s “Landscapes”37
3British author, American text: The Poor Soldier in the new republic60
4American author, British source: writing revolution in Murray’s Traveller Returned85
5Patriotic interrogations: committees of safety in early American drama105
6Dunlap’s queer André: versions of revolution and manhood124
PARTIIColoring identities: race, religion, and the exotic141
7Susanna Rowson and the dramatized Muslim143
8James Nelson Barker and the stage American Native166
9American stage Irish in the early republic188
10Black theatre, white theatre, and the stage African211
PARTIIITheatre, culture, and reflected identity239
11Tales of the Philadelphia Theatre: Ormond, national performance, and supranational identity241
12A British or an American tar? Play, player, and spectator in Norfolk, 1797–1800259
13After The Contrast: Tyler, civic virtue, and the Boston stage296
Notes316
Bibliography362
Index384

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