The Resource Gothic plays and American society, 1794-1830, M. Susan Anthony

Gothic plays and American society, 1794-1830, M. Susan Anthony

Label
Gothic plays and American society, 1794-1830
Title
Gothic plays and American society, 1794-1830
Statement of responsibility
M. Susan Anthony
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This first full-length study of early American Gothic drama examines the relationship between Gothic plays and the developing society in which they flourished. It discusses topics ranging from the novelty of American artistic talent and critical opinions of Gothic melodramas to the representation of women in the dramas as compared with the reality of the contemporary female plight"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1958-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Anthony, M. Susan
Dewey number
812/.05270902
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • facsimiles
Index
index present
LC call number
PS343
LC item number
.A58 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American drama
  • Gothic literature
  • Literature and society
  • United States
  • Women in literature
  • National characteristics, American, in literature
  • Gothic literature
Label
Gothic plays and American society, 1794-1830, M. Susan Anthony
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 167-192) and index
Contents
Introduction: "Gothic mania" : Gothic plays and American society, 1794-1830 -- "Gothic America" : dramas, theatres, and American society -- "An appetite for Gothic" : productions of Gothic plays by city, 1794-1830 -- "The senseless brawl of barbarians" : profane plays and patrons -- The "illustrious spirit" meets the "sanguinary monster" : characterization of males in Gothic plays -- "Angel-maids" and "withered flowers" : the Gothic heroine -- "An exquisite treat for feeling minds" : the Gothic female "stars" of Gothic plays -- "Dreadful thunder" and "lurid lightning" : spectacle in Gothic plays -- "What dreadful place is this?" : women and dangerous spaces -- "A plain unvarnish'd tale" : adaptations of British plays for the American stage -- "This sort of thing" : reception of Gothic plays in America -- A Gothic view of America
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
viii, 195 p.
Isbn
9780786433377
Isbn Type
(softcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008027614
Other physical details
ill., port., facsims.
System control number
  • 3120960-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)3120960
  • (Sirsi) o190850835
  • (OCoLC)190850835
Label
Gothic plays and American society, 1794-1830, M. Susan Anthony
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 167-192) and index
Contents
Introduction: "Gothic mania" : Gothic plays and American society, 1794-1830 -- "Gothic America" : dramas, theatres, and American society -- "An appetite for Gothic" : productions of Gothic plays by city, 1794-1830 -- "The senseless brawl of barbarians" : profane plays and patrons -- The "illustrious spirit" meets the "sanguinary monster" : characterization of males in Gothic plays -- "Angel-maids" and "withered flowers" : the Gothic heroine -- "An exquisite treat for feeling minds" : the Gothic female "stars" of Gothic plays -- "Dreadful thunder" and "lurid lightning" : spectacle in Gothic plays -- "What dreadful place is this?" : women and dangerous spaces -- "A plain unvarnish'd tale" : adaptations of British plays for the American stage -- "This sort of thing" : reception of Gothic plays in America -- A Gothic view of America
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
viii, 195 p.
Isbn
9780786433377
Isbn Type
(softcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008027614
Other physical details
ill., port., facsims.
System control number
  • 3120960-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)3120960
  • (Sirsi) o190850835
  • (OCoLC)190850835

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