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Rebhorn, Matthew
Pioneer performances : staging the frontier / Matthew Rebhorn
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, c2012
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 4th Floor  PN2245 .R49 2012    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Theater -- United States -- History -- 19th century
American drama -- 19th century -- History and criticism
Frontier and pioneer life in literature
Subject West (U.S.) -- In literature
Physical Description x, 207 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 165-196) and index
Contents Introduction: manifest destinies: Buffalo Bill, Gowongo Mohawk, and the genealogy of American frontier performance -- Edwin Forrest's Redding up: elocution, theater, and the performance of the frontier -- The swamp aesthetic: James Kirke Paulding's frontiersman and the American melodrama of wonder -- The burnt-cork pioneer: T. D. Rice and minstrelsy's frontier history -- What is it?: the frontier, melodrama, and Bucicault's amalgamated drama -- The great divide: pioneer performances after the Civil War -- Afterword: Brokeback or bushwhacked--the legacies of pioneer performance

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