Theatre, Culture and Temperance Reform in Nineteenth-Century America (Cambridge Studies in American Theatre and Drama)

  • Publish Date: 2003-07-21
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Author: John W. Frick
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John Frick examines the role of temperance drama in the overall scheme of American nineteenth-century theatre, using examples from mainstream productions and amateur theatricals. Nineteenth-century America witnessed a major movement against alcohol consumption when the temperance cause became one of national concern. As part of the temperance movement, a new genre of theatrical literature and performance developed, professional as well as amateur, to help publicize its beliefs. Frick also compares the American genre to its British counterpart.



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