A History of the American Drama from the Civil War to the Present Day / by Arthur Hobson Quinn author of "A History from the American Drama from the Beginning to the Civil War". Illustrated.
- [1st ed.]
- New York ; London : Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1927.
2 v. : ill., port., facsim. ; 23 cm.
- American drama -- History and criticism.
- Place of Publication:
- United States New York (State) New York.
- v. I. From Augustin Daly to the death of Clyde Fitch
v. II. From William Vaughn Moody to the present day.
- With half-title.
"In this survey of our native drama from the beginning of modern playwriting to the present day, I have had three objects. The first has been to paint a picture of the drama, not only in its loftiest moments, but also in those no less significant stretches of achievement in which it has been one of the most potent forces in our social history. The second has been to point out among the playwriting of the period the prevailing types and tendencies so that some coherent progress might be apparent. The third has been to indicate the relative merits of the dramatists, not only from my own point of view but also from that of the effect of their plays upon the discriminating criticism of their time."
Burgundy cloth boards lettered and ruled in gilt.
"General bibliography and list of American plays, 1860-1927": v. 2, p. -335.
- Local notes:
- Culture Class Collection copy is "K-B"
Culture Class Collection copy has bookplate of Edgar L. Potts.
- Penn Provenance:
- Potts, Edgar L., 1893-1970 (bookplate) (Culture Class Collection copy)
- Penn Chronology:
- Culture Class Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
American Culture Class Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
Horace Howard Furness Memorial Library (University of Pennsylvania)
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