The Dawning of American Drama: American Dramatic Criticism, 1746-1915

Synopsis

Wolter seeks to bring to life the prolonged dawning of American drama, to outline America's continued quest for a national drama and theatre, and to provide a survey of the development of dramatic criticism in the United States. For more than a century, dramatists and critics alike were in search of a distinct American drama. Wolter reconstructs this search through the contemporary writing that reflected the attitudes and values of the period and attempted to define the future of the country's theatre.

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Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 1993