Early-Twentieth-Century Frontier Dramas on Broadway

Situating the Western Experience in Performing Arts

  • Authors
  • Richard Wattenberg

Part of the Palgrave Studies in Theatre and Performance History book series (PSTPH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction

    1. Richard Wattenberg
      Pages 1-17
  3. The Axes of Analysis: Frontier Western Discourse and Theater Practice

  4. The Plays

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 209-267

About this book


Frontier dramas were among the most popular and successful of early-twentieth-century Broadway type plays. The long runs of contemporary dramas not only indicate the popularity of these plays but also tell us that these plays offered views about the frontier that original audiences could and did embrace.


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Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc. 2011
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-29376-6
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-11914-7
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