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American Drama

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Database available to authorized IU Bloomington users (on or off campus) Database available to authorized IU Bloomington users (on or off campus)

When complete, the database will contain more than 2,000 plays by American dramatists that chronicle the history and culture of America through dramatic writings from 1714 to present. Currently American Drama contains more than 700 plays from over 300 dramatists.
"Containing more than 1,500 dramatic works from the early eighteenth century up to the beginning of the twentieth, American Drama 1714-1915 reflects American dramatic writing in all its richness and diversity: plays in verse, farces, melodramas, minstrel shows, realist plays, frontier plays, temperance dialogues and a range of other genres are represented. Major dramatists include David Belasco, Rachel Crothers, Augustin Daly, Clyde Fitch, Edward Harrigan, James Herne, William Dean Howells and Joaquin Miller."

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IUB Library Subjects:
  • English and American Language and Literature
  • Theatre and Drama

Library of Congress Subjects:

American drama -- 18th century -- Databases.
American drama -- 19th century -- Databases.
American drama -- 20th century -- Databases.