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First Theater in America, (1896) 1968, Hon. Charles P. Daly, LLD

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First Theater in America, first published in 1896 and reprinted in 1968, was written by the Hon. Charles P. Daly, LLD (1816-1899), a New York politician and justice of the New York Court of Appeals. He had widespread interests and wrote a number of books.

First Theater in America  When Was the Drama First Introduced in America? An Inquiry includes A Consideration of the Objections That have Been Made to the Stage.  Daly acknowledged his debt to the Dunlap Historical Society for his information, but historians of American theater have not paid much attention in print to his observations.

  • A curious book in American theater history, this is a copy of the 1968 reprinting by Kennikat Press. It is in good condition with a photograph of Daly as a frontispiece.
  • The book measures 5 1/4 inches by 7 1/4 inches by 1/2 inch and has 115 pages.

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