The Theatrical Life of George Henry Boker Thomas M. Kitts

ISBN: 9780820422480

Published: August 1st 1994

Hardcover

204 pages


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The Theatrical Life of George Henry Boker  by  Thomas M. Kitts

The Theatrical Life of George Henry Boker by Thomas M. Kitts
August 1st 1994 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 204 pages | ISBN: 9780820422480 | 3.49 Mb

Born in an age that discouraged serious dramatists and to a prominent Philadelphia family who tried to dissuade him from a literary and theatrical career, George Henry Boker (1823-1890) persevered to contribute significantly to the growth of AmericanMoreBorn in an age that discouraged serious dramatists and to a prominent Philadelphia family who tried to dissuade him from a literary and theatrical career, George Henry Boker (1823-1890) persevered to contribute significantly to the growth of American theater. He not only wrote more quality plays than any other nineteenth-century American dramatist, but he also helped to develop a native playwriting profession, especially through his efforts on the 1856 Dramatic Authors Bill.

Although many consider his Francesca da Rimini the best American drama of the century, Boker has been largely ignored in the twentieth century. This study, which explores his achievement in the context of his times, argues for his reconsideration.



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