Pioneer Performances: Staging the Frontier

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respectively. I appreciate the editors at both journals giving me permission to reprint portions of articles in this book. I’d also like to thank my editor at Oxford University Press, Brendan O’Neill, and the anonymous readers for instructive and illuminating feedback. I’d like to thank my copyeditor, as well as Molly Morrison, and the entire production staff at Oxford University Press, for their help in turning this manuscript into a book.

My biggest debt of gratitude, however, goes to my family, whose unswerving support and ceaseless love have kept my journey into the frontier from being lonely. To my parents, Wayne and Marlette Rebhorn, I owe an enormous debt, which I can only begin to repay by thanking them here. They have both guided my development as a scholar and as a person, and I would certainly not be who I am today without their support. To my wife, Alexandra, I owe everything, plus a little more. Critic and confidant, sparring partner and kindred spirit, she helped me work through the ideas and my presentation of them from the project’s inception to its conclusion. Without her confidence and commitment, this project could never have been completed. To my children, Phoebe Violet and Erik Benjamin, I also owe my love for understanding when daddy had to work rather than play.

These people offered me insight and aid; like many authors before me, I consider the mistakes wholly my own.

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