Bronson Howard: Dean of American Dramatists (Studies in Theatre Arts v. 13)

Bronson Howard: Dean of American Dramatists (Studies in Theatre Arts v. 13)

By: Lloyd Anton Frerer (author)Hardback

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Between 1842 and 1908, Bronson Howard wrote 27 plays which appeared under 39 different titles, and had opening nights in New York, London and Berlin. This study is both a historical biography and critical analysis of the literature, concluding with an attempt to place his work in critical perspective both in terms of his own era, and ours. In addition to his best-known play, the often-anthologized civil war spectacle "Shenandoah", it examines his other works such as "Saratoga", "Young Mrs Winthrop", "One of Our Girls" and "The Henrietta".


Howard's era; early years in Detroit; "Fantine"; early years in New York; "Saratoga"; breaking in; "Diamonds"; selling plays; "Moorcroft"; early years in London; "Iver's Dream"; breaking early ties; "Hurricanes" and "Old Love Letters"; "Banker's Daughter"; success and its problems; "Wives"; marriage and personal life; "Baron Rudolph"; greenroom fun; Brander Matthews; "Young Mrs Winthrop"; methods of play construction; "One of Our Girls" and "Met by Chance"; the autobiography of a play; "The Henrietta"; sources for stories and characters; "Shenandoah"; aristocracy; the American Dramatic Club; "Peter Stuyvestant"; "Kate"; death.

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  • ISBN13: 9780773476677
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 364
  • ID: 9780773476677
  • ISBN10: 0773476679

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