Caius Marius a tragedy by Richard Penn Smith, 1968 Ed. Neda McFadden Westlake

Caius Marius an 1831 tragedy by Richard Penn Smith, 1968 Ed. Neda McFadden Westlake

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Caius Marius, a tragedy by Richard Penn Smith,  was edited and published from the author's manuscript in 1968 by Neda McFadden Westlake.

Caius Marius was performed at the Arch Street Theatre in Philadelphia on January 12, 1831 with Edwin Forrest,  a rising star on the America stage, in the leading role.

  • It is a rare and valuable book in the history of American drama.

From a prominent Pennsylvania family, Smith (1799-1854), a member of the Philadelphia School of Dramatists, although a lawyer by profession, was an active playwright with at least 17 comedies, melodramas and tragedies

  • Caius Marius was one of eight American plays selected by Forrest as a prize play.

This hardback copy is firmly bound and without tears, except for a slight tear and roughness on the top spine of the dust jacket.  It has, however, a name in ink on the front flyleaf and a number of marks throughout the text of the play.  The back flyleaf is quite filled with notes.

The book measures 6 1/8 inches by  9 1/8 inches by 5/8 inch and has 151 pages.


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