Theatre on the Frontier 1965  William B. Carson 2nd edition New Introduction
Theatre on the Frontier 1965  William B. Carson 2nd edition New Introduction
Theatre on the Frontier 1965  William B. Carson 2nd edition New Introduction
Theatre on the Frontier 1965  William B. Carson 2nd edition New Introduction
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Theatre on the Frontier 1965 William B. Carson 2nd edition New Introduction

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Theatre on the Frontier, 1965 by William B. Carson 2nd edition with a New Introduction is an Illustrated history of Theater in St. Louis and the Mississippi Valley. From 1814 to roughly mid-century. Carson traces the efforts of Noah Ludlow, Sol Smith and James Caldwell, three theater entrepreneurs of the MIssissippi Valley.

This copy is a second edition; the first edition was published by the University of Chicago Press in 1932. There are 16 illustrations in this text, one of them a loose page.

This is a basic reference text for the American theater and drama historian, enhanced by a thoughtful introduction and supported by careful documentation and an appendix listing  performances from 1815 through 1839.

This book is in good condition, firm in binding and clean except for a signature of a previous owner on the flyleaf and a shaggy desk jacket.  With 321 pages, the book measures 6 1/4 inches by  9 1/4 inches by 1 14 inches.

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