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Palgrave Studies in Theatre and Performance History

Early-Twentieth-Century Frontier Dramas on Broadway

Situating the Western Experience in Performing Arts

Authors: Wattenberg, R.

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Frontier dramas were among the most popular and successful of early-twentieth-century Broadway type plays. The long runs of contemporary dramas not only indicate the popularity of these plays but also tell us that these plays offered views about the frontier that original audiences could and did embrace.

About the authors

RICHARD WATTENBERG Professor of Theatre Arts at Portland State University, USA.

Reviews

"The wealth of allusions, ranging from Theodore Roosevelt's role in shaping attitudes about the frontier to the impact of railroads, enlivens the evocation of this crucial decade in American self-definition . . . Recommended." - CHOICE

'Wattenberg's work is intelligent, well-informed, and wide-ranging, and his analyses of the plays are excellent. It delves in detail into material that has been too often overlooked and underappreciated. There is really nothing like this.' Roger Hall, Professor of Theatre, James Madison University


Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Wattenberg, Richard

    Pages 1-17

  • Frontier Western Discourse at the Turn of the Nineteenth to the Twentieth Century

    Wattenberg, Richard

    Pages 21-52

  • The Turn-of-the-Century American Theater Context

    Wattenberg, Richard

    Pages 53-79

  • Discipline and Spontaneity: Clyde Fitch’s The Cowboy and the Lady and Augustus Thomas’s Arizona

    Wattenberg, Richard

    Pages 83-107

  • Drama from Novels: John Ermine of the Yellowstone and The Virginian

    Wattenberg, Richard

    Pages 109-140

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Softcover $100.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Early-Twentieth-Century Frontier Dramas on Broadway
Book Subtitle
Situating the Western Experience in Performing Arts
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Theatre and Performance History
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-11914-7
DOI
10.1057/9780230119147
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-11144-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-29376-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 267
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