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Now available on the Proquest platform. The legacy Chadwyck-Healey platform will be available until August 3, 2020
"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."
"A unique archive of almost every play submitted for licence between 1737 and 1824, and hundreds of documents that provide social context for the plays"
-Primary source documents; the focus of which is the Larpent collection of plays from the Huntington Library and Anna Larpent's Diaries
-The London Stage Database (1660-1800)
-The Biographical Dictionary Database of Actors, Actresses, Musicians, Dancers, Managers, and Other Stage Personnel in London, 16620-1800
"Bringing together an unparalleled collection of the most important works from the last century from the English-speaking world, Twentieth Century Drama is the essential resource for the study and research of the drama of this influential period.
Featuring plays from noted playwrights as well as lesser known dramatists, the collection includes works by over 300 writers including Amiri Baraka, Noël Coward, Susan Glaspell, Langston Hughes, Brian Friel, David Mamet, Eugene O’Neill, John Osborne, Sean O’Casey, Harold Pinter, Bernard Shaw, Gertrude Stein, Tom Stoppard, Derek Walcott, August Wilson and Elizabeth Wong."
An ongoing, multi-volume set that presents critical views on the most widely studied writers of drama. Each volume includes overviews of four to eight playwrights and an historical survey of the critical response to their work.