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Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 3 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 6 0 Browse Search
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Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 3 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.), Book III (continued) (search)
us early exhibiting his ability to pick plays and players by corralling Bronson Howard's Shenandoah (9 September, 1889)—his first real production in New York. William Gillette began his career as playwright in 1881; while it was 1889 before Augustus Thomas entered the field. The gradual rise of Richard Mansfield was identified with the names of Palmer and Wallack; and though he cannot be said to have been a patron of the American dramatist, his early appearances were in pieces like Hjalmar Bod. When the play became a reading as well as an acting thing, the dramatist first sensed that it was incumbent on him to turn out a literary product, enriched by style, and marked by conviction. If, however, one reads the early dramas of Augustus Thomas and Clyde Fitch, it will be realized how dexterously the American playwright profited by the French technician in whom the commercial manager had faith. Considering the demands of the box-office, it is surprising that these dramatists deve
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 3 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.), Index (search)
7 Theory of money and Banks investigated, the, 434 Theory of prosperity, the, 442 Thesaurus Dictionary of the English language, the, 480 These many years, 273 Thier Numer, 1, 606 Thierry, Augustin, 456 Thierry, Camille, 596 Thilly, 261 n. Third degree, the, 287 13th Chair, The, 293 Thirty-one years on the Plains and Mountains, 153 $30,000 Bequest, The, 14 Thirty years of labour, 358 Thirty years view . . . 1820 to 1850, 139 Thoburn, J. M., 212 Thomas, Augustus, 278, 279, 280, 282– 83, 284, 285, 287 Thomas, A. E., 294 Thomas, Edith, 312 Thomas, Isaiah, 537 n. Thompson, D. P., 416 Thompson, Denman, 285 Thompson, Maurice, 91 Thompson, R. E., 436 Thompson, S., 28 n., 29 n. Thompson, Waddy, 132, 133 Thomson, James, 539, 452 Thoreau, 112, 115, 116, 162, 313, 415 Thorndike, E. L., 422 Thorpe, 479 Those extraordinary Twins, 18 Thoughts and things, 257 Thoughts suggested by Mr. Froude's progress, 124 Thoughts