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Author Wattenberg, Richard, 1949-

Title Early-twentieth-century frontier dramas on Broadway : situating the western experience in performing arts / Richard Wattenberg

Publ Info New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011
Edition First edition
 RWU Main Library  PN2277.N5 W38 2011    AVAILABLE
 URI  PN2277.N5 W38 2011    AVAILABLE
Descript 267 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Series Palgrave studies in theatre and performance history
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Pt. 1. The axes of analysis: frontier western discourse and theatre practice -- The frontier western discourse at the turn of the nineteenth to the twentieth century -- The turn-of-the-century American theatre context -- Pt. 2. The plays -- Discipline and spontaneity: Clyde Fitch's The cowboy and the lady and Augustus Thomas's Arizona -- Drama from novels: John Ermine of the Yellowstone and The Virginian -- Variations on the frontier myth: Edward Milton Royle's The squaw man and David Belasco's The girl of the golden west -- From melodrama to realism: William Vaughn Moody's The Great Divide and Rachel Crothers's The three of us -- Conclusion
LC subject Theater -- New York (State) -- New York -- History
American drama -- 20th century -- History and criticism
Broadway (New York, N.Y.) -- History
Frontier and pioneer life in literature
West (U.S.) -- In literature
Myth in literature
ISBN 9780230111448 (alk. paper)
0230111440 (alk. paper)