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Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 1, Colonial and Revolutionary Literature: Early National Literature: Part I (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 4 0 Browse Search
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Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 1, Colonial and Revolutionary Literature: Early National Literature: Part I (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.), Chapter 2: the early drama, 1756-1860 (search)
York City from 18 July, 1853, to 19 April, 1854. Though it was not the first See Brown, T. A., History of the New York stage, 1903, vol. I, pp. 312-319, for an interesting account of the different dramatizations of Uncle Tom's Cabin. stage version it distanced all others as to popularity. It follows the book quite closely in its language but is melodramatic in the extreme and is really a succession of scenes rather than a play. The same criticism may be applied to Mrs. Savage's Osawattomie Brown, which placed on the stage of the Bowery Theatre on 16 December, 1859, a dramatic account of the raid of I November. The line is not easy to draw between these patriotic spectacles, dealing with events that have now become historic, and the comedies which reflected contemporary manners and customs. Both tend to become melodrama, and it would be fruitless to classify rigidly the large number of melodramatic comedies that are recorded as having had their day on the stage. Among play
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 1, Colonial and Revolutionary Literature: Early National Literature: Part I (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.), Index. (search)
ss, 79 On the prospect of planting Arts and learning in America, 214 On the rise and progress of the differences between great Britain and her American colonies, 140 On the Sleep of plants, 183 One-Hoss Shay, the, 65 Optimist, the, 244 Oralloosa, 222, 225 Original journals (of Lewis and Clark), 205 Original poems (Fessenden), 180 Original poems, serious and entertaining, 180 Ormond, 290 Ornithology (Wilson), 180 Orphan, the, 117 Orphic Sayings, 341 Osawattomie Brown, 227 Ossian, 177 Ossoli, Marquis, 343 Othello, 225 Otis, James, 30 Otis, James, Jr., 125,126, 127, 128, 129, Otway, 116, 117 Ouabi, or the virtues of nature, 178 Over-soul, the, 336, 352 Ovid, 16 Owen, Robert, 339 Owen, Robert Dale, 225 P Paine, Robert Treat, Jr., 178-179 Paine, Thomas, 74, 77, 91, 99, 102, 123, 140 1, 142, 4, 144, 67 Pamela, 64, 284 Pamphlets on the Constitution, 148 n. Papers on literature and art, 343 Paradise lost, 2