Early American Literature: A Bibliography of Secondary Material


(Call numbers are to the Lehigh University library )

Brown, Jared.  The Theatre in America during the Revolution.  New York: Cambridge UP, 1995.   (not at Lehigh)

Gallagher, Kent G.  The Foreigner in Early American Drama: A Study in Attitudes.  The Hague: Mouton, 1966.   (812.09 G162f )

Havens, Daniel F.  The Columbian Muse of Comedy: The Development of a Native Tradition in Early American Social Comedy, 1787-1845.  Carbondale: Southern Illinois UP, 1973.   (812.09 H386c )

Jones, Eugene H.  Native Americans as Shown on the Stage, 1753-1916.  Metuchen: Scarecrow  P, 1988.   (812.009 J76n)

Kritzer, Amelia Howe, ed.  Plays by Early American Women, 1775-1850.  Ann Arbor: U of  Michigan P, 1995.  (812.208 P723)

Mates, Julian.  The American Musical Stage before 1800.  New Brunswick: Rutgers UP, 1962.   (782.81 M419a)

McNamara, Brooks.  The American Playhouse in the Eighteenth Century.  Cambridge: Harvard  UP, 1969.   (725.82 M169am)

Meserve, Walter J.  An Emerging Entertainment: The Drama of the American People to 1828.   Bloomington: Indiana UP, 1977.   (812.09 M578e)

Mulford, Carla.  "Re-Presenting Early American Drama and Theatre."  Resources for American Literary  Study 17.1 (1990): 1-24.   (not at Lehigh)

Philbrick, Norman, ed.  Trumpets Sounding: Propaganda Plays of the American Revolution.   New York: B. Blom, 1972.   (812 P545t)

Porter, Susan L.  With an Air Debonair: Musical Theatre in America, 1785-1815.  Washington: Smithsonian, 1991.   (792.6 P848w )

Quinn, Arthur Hobson.  A History of  the American Drama: From the Beginning to the Civil  War.  2nd ed.  New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts, 1951.   (812.09 Q7h v.1)

Rankin, Hugh  F.  The Theater in Colonial America.  Chapel Hill: U of North Carolina P, 1965.   (792.0973 R211t)

Richards, Jeffrey H., ed.  Early American Drama.  New York: Viking Penguin, 1997.   (not at Lehigh)

 ---.  Theater Enough: American Culture and the Metaphor of the World Stage, 1607-1789.  Durham: Duke UP, 1991.   (810.9001 R516t )

Schofield, Mary Anne, and Cecilia Macheski, eds.  Curtain Calls: British and American Women  and the Theater, 1660-1820.  Athens: Ohio UP, 1991.   (792.0922 C978)

Vaughn, Jack A.  Early American Dramatists: From the Beginnings to 1900.  New York: Ungar,  1981.   (not at Lehigh)

Wolter, Jurgen C.  The Dawning of American Drama: American Dramatic Criticism, 1746-1915.   Westport: Greenwood P, 1993.   (792.95 D767 ) 

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